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  • Study examines pandemic’s impact on volunteer health care workers

    Photo of professor Tara Powell and graduate student Jenna Muller

    Compassion satisfaction – the gratification associated with helping others – protected volunteer health care workers against stress-related symptoms and burnout during the early days of the pandemic, according to a study led by social work professor Tara Powell and co-written by doctoral student Jenna Muller.

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    The paper “The cost of caring: The psychological adjustment of health-care volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic” is available online or from the News Bureau.


    DOI: 10.1037/trm0000387