Year: 1995 Source: Omega, v.32, no.4, (1995-96), p.269-285 SIEC No: 19960287

In the study reported in this article, 71 experienced death counselors were asked to rate their degree of comfort with a variety of client scenarios (death & non-death but serious related). Results indicate their comfort & level of empathy was positively correlated with years of training & years of experience. Findings also suggest that counselors whose case loads consist principally of the dying or bereaved may be less comfortable & empathetic in dealing with other problems. (38 Refs.)