Webinar – The Exhaustion of Caring – Recognize and Respond to Compassion Fatigue
- April 16, 2020
- 10:00am - 11:00am Pacific Time
- Direct Care Providers, Department Managers, Clinical Educators, Risk Managers, Quality Managers, Medical Staff Services, Patient Safety Managers
The strain of working long term with populations that innately require compassion can be more than exhausting, even more so during the COVID-19 pandemic. The consequences of compassion fatigue are far reaching but there are measures available to help those afflicted. Please join us for a one hour webinar discussing the risks of compassion fatigue, recognizing it and strategies for individuals, managers and organizations to take in response.
At the end of the webinar, the participant should be able to:
- Recognize of how high levels of compassion fatigue manifest within both the individual and the workplace environment.
- Comprehend steps that can be taken to assist staff and leadership in creating wellness, elevate compassion satisfaction levels and provide quality care.
- Develop a new awareness of compassion fatigue, its symptoms and causes in order to recognize compassion fatigue in themselves and others.
- Discover coping/healing strategies for providing healthy care giving, specifically in the healthcare environment.
- Create a Self-Care Plan with tools intended to lower levels of stress, burnout and compassion fatigue in both personal and professional lives.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12205 for 1 contact hour.
Patricia Smith is a certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist with 20 years of training experience. As founder of the Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project© (www.compassionfatigue.org), she writes, speaks and facilities workshops nationally and internationally in service of those who care for others. She presented a TEDx talk entitled: Navigating the Path to Wellness: Compassion Fatigue in Caregiving, and has authored several books including the award-winning To Weep for a Stranger: Compassion Fatigue in Caregiving. Her latest book Stress, Compassion Fatigue and Burnout Handling in Veterinary Practice will be available mid-June.
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