Learning is enhanced when you take time to reflect on the process. This week, you will have a journal that asks you to discuss your thoughts in relation to the topic for the unit. Your reflection and writing will help with your understanding of the content covered.
Your response to this journal should be clear, concise, and organized. The expression of information must be well written and original, with few or no errors in format and mechanics.
Working in a small/rural community can provide unique challenges. To prepare for this journal, please watch the following video:
Burns, J. (2019, December 06). The hidden crisis in rural America [Video]. The Atlantic. https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/603127/mental-health-rural/
Please respond to the following questions:
- What do you feel are some of the main challenges of working in a rural community?
- What ethical challenges would be more present for human services working in a rural community?
- Discuss the impact of reduced resources on burnout and compassion fatigue for human services professionals.
- What burnout prevention strategies/self-care would you implement when working in a rural community?