They Care for Others, But What About Themselves? Understanding Self-Care Among DSPs and Its Relationship to Professional Quality of Life
Journal ArticleExpanding Access & Cultural Competence
June 1, 2020
Direct support professionals (DSPs) provide daily support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). DSPs often experience high levels of stress and burnout that can result in turnover and vacant positions. This study explores self-care and resilience, and their relationship with professional quality of life (i.e., satisfaction, burnout, and secondary traumatic stress) among DSPs.