REFLECTIONS ON BURNOUT AND SELF-CARE MANAGEMENT IN SOCIAL WORK

Rubeena Partab

Abstract


Working with people with AIDS (PWAs) invariably requires that caregivers provide optimal
care both to PWAs with serious illness and functional impairment, and to themselves.
Although this work is extremely rewarding, the enormity of the stress and strain it places on
caregivers should not be under-estimated. While it is tacitly assumed that family and friends
will provide care for the PWA, the caregiver is expected to possess an exceptional capacity for
caring, despite the multifarious problems associated with this.

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