Countertransference In Health Care

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Medical professionals constantly face patients’ deaths, and become desensitized to it (Robbins, 2012). This helps emergency medical workers deal with many traumatic incidents without negatively responding to each one, but responders still encounter countertransference (Rothchild & Rand, 2006). While empathy helps responders relate to and treat patients, it can also cause changes in their emotions and health (Figley, 1995). There are many factors in the lives of responders and the incidents they respond to that can make them more susceptible to traumatic stress reactions. These reactions affect responders in many ways, and responders should learn how to cope with this stress. Emergency responders will react more to incidents that have traumatic

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