Compassion Fatigue: Putting the Care Giver First
Compassion fatigue, also known as secondary traumatic stress disorder, is recognizable; it erodes the professional’s ability to function at an optimum level. What happens when a person's ability to be compassionate erodes? Healthcare professionals need to identify the emotional and spiritual demands inherent in their work. This course will provide an overview of compassion fatigue and deliver effective strategies to address and/or prevent compassion fatigue in order to maximize the quality of patient care and enjoyment of work.
eICU Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Nurses.
- State the difference between "burnout" and compassion fatigue.
- Describe the emotional, spiritual, behavioral and psychological symptoms of compassion fatigue.
- Identify steps both individuals and organizations can take to prevent and address compassion fatigue.
- Describe the characteristics of psychological resilience.
- Create and implement a manageable plan for self-care.
Guillermo Escalona, MDIV, BCCM CT
Director of Pastoral Care
Miami Cancer Institute
Baptist Health South Florida
Voluntary Clinical Instructor
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Due to the non-clinical nature of the content discussed, the speakers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
This CME activity will not cover content that would involve products or services of commercial interests. Therefore, no opportunity exists for a conflict of interest based on the financial relationships of faculty and those persons in control of content. Since these relationships are not relevant, no disclosure information was collected.
Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been approved for 1.5 credit hours, CE Broker Course # 20-597239, by the Florida Boards of Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine and the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.
This activity has also been approved for 1.5 credit hours for Nurses and Nurse Practitioners. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.
- 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.50 General certificate of attendance
- 1.50 Nurse Practitioners
- 1.50 Florida Board of Nursing
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