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TRAUMA Grand Rounds: Reducing Compassion Fatigue – Helping Healers Heal
August 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDTFree
presented by: G. Jay Westbrook, M.S., R.N., CHPN
Compassion Fatigue results in mistake-making, withdrawal, apathy, and exhaustion. It is created by prolonged & ongoing exposure to suffering & trauma, at work. It is sometimes referred to as secondary or vicarious PTSD. This session will distinguish Compassion Fatigue from Burnout, identify its causes and consequences, and provide tools to empower clinicians to reduce the occurrence and the intensity of Compassion Fatigue.
- Recognize Compassion Fatigue in colleagues and in themselves.
- Differentiate Compassion Fatigue from Burnout.
- Review the relationship between Compassion Fatigue & physician suicide.
- Employ Compassion Fatigue Reduction Tools.