503 – Combating Compassion Fatigue and Burn Out
Tracie Schendel, Recreational Therapist, Hennepin Healthcare
As caregivers, we give a lot of ourselves every day to better the lives of the people we encounter. In our commitment to provide good care to our patients, we often neglect to take care of ourselves and, over time, experience periods of stress, difficulty and emotional exhaustion. This makes us susceptible to burn out and compassion fatigue. This session with break down burn out and compassion fatigue as well as strategies to combat them from worsening.
Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to:
- State the fundamental difference between compassion fatigue and burn out.
- Identify three strategies to combat compassion fatigue and burnout.