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A grounded theory model of qualitative research was used in order to create a theory for the ways in which Christian social workers coped with the effects of job stress and compassion fatigue during the global Covid-19 pandemic. The participants were six female social workers from Northwest Iowa who worked in direct care with clients. From the participants’ stories emerged a fluent framework for how the social workers were coping within the time of the Covid-19 pandemic. Researchers found that the participants’ coping strategies fell within the realm of five categories: faith, physical activity, distractions, support systems, and boundaries, all of which are supported by previous literature.

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