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Helper Syndrome as a Source of Motivation for Helping Professions in Hospice Care
Vachová Monika
It is specific for helping professions that the most common motive for choosing them is the relationship towards help as such. Paradoxically, the personality of the helping worker thus becomes a risk factor for professional work and a potential source of problems. The article focuses on one of the causes of motivation to help, the helper syndrome. The aim is to reflect the work of people with the syndrome in hospice care. We want to point out the risks associated with the relationship of the helper to the dying, caring, and survivors, which also affects the functioning of a multidisciplinary team and the fulfilment of hospice care goals.

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