Online Courses

Compassion Fatigue

Price: $15.00
This course is accessible until 5/31/2022

Burnout, secondary traumatic stress, and compassion fatigue - three similar concepts. Burnout, secondary traumatic stress, and compassion fatigue all have one common denominator, You. You experience the effects. This course will focus on compassion fatigue; this course will focus on You, the caring compassionate individual.

What is compassion fatigue? Who experiences compassion fatigue? And why? Why as caregivers in our own experiences are we the last to acknowledge what we are experiencing? Our purpose is to assist You in understanding why You are at risk, then identify the symptoms of compassion fatigue within yourself, and offer a few self-care techniques to help manage. Compassion fatigue drains our auxiliary battery - so how can we recharge?

In this 60-minute course, we will uncover the phenomenon called "Compassion Fatigue" and how it relates to you. Therefore, we deliver this first-person and speak to You, the individual healthcare provider, in the understanding of compassion fatigue and how You may be at risk.

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Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Differentiate between burnout, secondary traumatic stress, and compassion fatigue and why the latter is more prevalent in healthcare providers in oncology, ED, and ICU.
  2. Identify what factors lead to compassion fatigue.
  3. List ways to avoid compassion fatigue.
  4. Begin to practice self-care measures to counteract compassion fatigue by identifying 2 different means of self-care.

Qualified Planners/Faculty

Ella-Mae Shupe, MSN, RN, OCN

Ella-Mae Shupe MSN, RN, OCN is a current member and President-elect of the Central Florida Oncology Nursing Society Chapter.  She is the Clinical Specialist and the Nurse Educator at five AdventHealth oncology outpatient infusion centers.  She has been a nurse for 38 years working in various fields such as the Emergency Department, Outpatient Infusion Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a Research Nurse at Johns Hopkins University.  She has 18 years of oncology experience and has found oncology to be her ideal area and intends on staying in the oncology world.

She graduated with a Diploma in nursing in 1982 and went back to school in 2013 to receive her BSN and continued to obtain her master’s degree in nursing education.  Seeing the toll that being a nurse can take on someone, Ella-Mae has been dedicated and passionate about teaching and helping nurses to create an environment where they are protected, yet compassionate, supportive yet remain empathetic.  She believes nurses need to protect nurses.  


This author has reported no conflicts of interest nor commercial interest in the development of this course program.

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Completion Requirements: To receive continuing education credit commensurate with the credit awarded for this on-line activity, the participant must:

  • View all modules
  • Participate and pass all learning checks
  • Pass the Post Test(s) with a minimum score of 80%
  • Complete and submit the on-line evaluation

Certificates of Completion: will be available to print immediately upon finishing the completion requirements. You are encouraged to print and save your certificate for your portfolio as required by your licensing body. Interdisciplinary accredited activities, activities having multiple accreditors, will be listed individually on the Certificate of Completion.

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