Compassion fatigue knows no boundaries and is prevalent to all caregivers who care for those with chronic illness, acute emergent illnesses like they see in ICU, ED, PICU, NICU, and step-down units and their families. It is the very act of caring, giving of ourselves, that makes us susceptible to the probability of experiencing compassion fatigue. These difficult scenarios include having to give bad news, experiencing the death of patients, having intense interactions with patients, and high level of job responsibility that lead to secondary traumatic stress and burnout. More often than not as they continually give of themselves in these difficult and traumatic situations in repetitive fashion, their compassion satisfaction begins to decline, questioning their meaning.
In this 60-minute course, we will uncover the phenomenon called “Compassion Fatigue” and how it relates to you.