A sense of responsibility:

The tendency to personally take on the sense of responsibility for the outcome and well-being for others is a heavy weight.

Volunteers often have heroic aspirations, doing something good and doing this for the affected people. There is the tendency to be strong, wanting to do good and taking on responsibility. Louise Steen Kryger - Psychosocial Reference Center, IFRC

Recovery is so complex. Where poverty exists, these are complex problems, which are difficult to solve but post-disaster we take on a responsibility to personally solve it. Greg Ireton – Advisor, Victorian Government

They feel responsibility for outcomes. For example a man referred to a psychiatrist... They did the right things, but the outcome was not good so they feel responsibility. Dr Toshiharu Makishima - Japanese Red Cross Medical Center

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