Professional quality of life is
the quality one feels in relation to their work as a helper. Both the
positive and negative aspects of doing one’s job influence ones
professional quality of life. People who work in helping professions may
respond to individual, community, national, and even international
crises. Helpers can be found in the health care professionals, social
service workers, teachers, attorneys, police officers, firefighters,
clergy, airline and other transportation staff, disaster site clean-up
crews, and others who offer assistance at the time of the event or
Understanding the positive and negative aspects of helping those who experience trauma and suffering can improve your ability to help them and your ability to keep your own balance.
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Of course! We built this website so that you would have free and easy access to a multitude of resources on Compassion Satisfaction, Compassion Fatigue and Professional Quality of Life. We know that accessing tools requires resources. The resources you need for the ProQOL are your energy, vision and commitment. We do not want you to have to pay for the resources on this site. It was my commitment over 20 years ago that these resources would be given away and I have continued to believe that was the right thing. Please use, share, and help us improve the tools and information we have. Remember, check the FAQ's and the various parts of this website for how you can use the documents here on the website. Most you can simply download and use. If you or we need more documentation, there are forms for each type of request that you can simply fill out. The come directly to us.