The Risk of Caregiving: Compassion Fatigue and Caregiver Burnout
Emerging evidence suggests that support of caregivers, including education and training, can improve health outcomes for both the caregivers and the care recipients. In this course, Dr. Nathaly Shoua-Desmarais will discuss the challenges of informal caregiving, the impact that burnout and compassion fatigue can have on patient care, and strategies to mitigate or prevent the adverse health effects of burnout and compassion fatigue.
Primary Care Physicians, Family Practice Physicians, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Neurologists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists (Instructional Level: Intermediate), Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Social Workers and other interested clinical care providers.
Baptist Health South Florida is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Baptist Health South Florida maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- Differentiate between compassion fatigue and caregiver burnout.
- Identify different approaches to assess the risks to caregivers.
- Utilize behavioral interventions to address burnout and compassion fatigue for patients who serve in caregiver roles.
Nathaly Shoua Desmarais, Psy.D., MScCP, MScMHC
Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Director, Medical Student Counseling and Wellness
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Nathaly Shoua Desmarais, Psy.D., MScCP, MScMHC, faculty for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose, and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.
Barry M. Crown, Ph.D., conference director for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose.
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.*
*Ineligible companies – Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
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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 enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 Psychology CE
- 1.00 General certificate of attendance
- 1.00 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
- 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
- 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
- 1.00 Florida Board of Psychology
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