Jesus. A while back some academics asked me to publicise a study into vicarious trauma experienced by asylum lawyers. Results suggest over half have partial PTSD and over a third have full PTSD. Nearly 20% reported severe depressive symptoms and 14.3% ‘extremely severe’.
Sample size was 70. Published as Line Rønning, Jocelyn Blumberg & Jesper Dammeyer (2020) Vicarious traumatisation in lawyers working with traumatised asylum seekers: a pilot study, Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, DOI: 10.1080/13218719.2020.1742238 for those who have access.