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,
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
Why you should Attend:
With increases in demand for qualitative healthcare and diminishing
resources, including the reduction of healthcare dollars and
professional staffing, healthcare workers and organizations are more
vulnerable than ever to burnout and compassion fatigue.
Couple that with a rise in the demands in the personal lives of
healthcare professionals, including dual earner households, and busy
family life, practitioners need to be aware of fatigue and burnout signs
and know how to prevent both in order to serve patients effectively and
enjoy a healthy work/life balance.
This webinar will help the healthcare professional learn about
compassion fatigue, become aware of stressors that lead to this
condition, and develop methods for managing and preventing fatigue.
Additionally, participants will explore compassion fatigue as compared
to burnout. Resources and strategies for preventing burnout are provided
as well. Finally, participants will create an individualized compassion
fatigue management and burnout prevention plan.
Areas Covered in the Session:
- Definition of Burnout
- Causes of Burnout
- Signs & Symptoms of Burnout
- Physical Signs
- Mental/Emotional Signs
- Behavioral Signs
- What is Compassion Fatigue
- Causes of Compassion Fatigue
- General Strategies & Tools
- Finding Your ZENS
- Invent & Burn Up
Who Will Benefit:
- Mental Health Practitioners
- Healthcare Technicians
- Occupational and Speech Therapists
- Social Workers
- Professional Counselors
- Marriage & Family Therapists
- Physical Therapists
- Other Health Care Specialty Providers
- Healthcare Managers
- Administrators and Coordinators