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After reading both Harris and Winoker Chapters 11 and 14 and Weinstein Chapter 8, develop 5-7 questions that focus on grief and loss issues in the field and how workers use self-care to reduce stress and trauma.
Choose someone working in the human service field and have a discussion with them about the types of grief, loss, and vicarious trauma issues they experience in their work.
In addition, ask the interviewee how they manage their personal stresses in trying to cope with service user grief and loss issues.
How do they manage their own self care?
How to Structure Your Answer:
Introduction- Describe your interviewee and include how long they have worked in the field and their education attainment. (Paragraph 1)
Discuss specific grief and loss issues in their work identified by the interviewee. (Paragraph 2)
Identify specific steps and actions (tools) the worker uses to provide self- care (Paragraph 3 and 4)
Conclusion: What did you learn from this interview? Develop and describe your self care plan.
-A minimum of one reference or citations required.