Healthcare professionals are under more stress than ever evidenced by increases in demand for better services that are more efficient and thorough, higher costs, reduced staffing, and diminishing resources. Many healthcare workers are putting in longer hours and for less pay.
From working twenty-four shifts to simply burning the midnight oil catching up on paperwork, the healthcare industry puts a great deal of stress and fatigue on the average worker and their relationships, including family.
Healthcare professionals bare witness to human suffering on a routine basis and are constantly reminded that tragedy, pain, and challenge often loom large in the midst of helping patients heal. As a result, compassion fatigue and burnout are major hazards of the profession that are becoming far too common.
This webinar focuses on understanding each of these challenges, their similarities and differences. In addition to defining and comparing these conditions, specific triggers will be explored.
Participants will gain awareness of key signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue and burnout, while learning how to manage stressors and their consequences. Specific attention will be given to physical, emotional/mental and behavioral symptoms.
Awareness training is a key component to the training. Underlying beliefs about compassion fatigue are explored and other general signs and symptoms of burnout are explained.
Strategies for management and prevention are shared, including mindfulness training and behaviors that can help reduce the frequency of fatigue and prevent burnout. Finally, participants will have an opportunity to create their own individualized management and prevention plan.