Hospice Series 6 – You Are Not Alone: Support For Hospice Workers Webinar
Compassion fatigue can have profound impacts on the well-being and effectiveness of hospice professionals. It can lead to decreased job satisfaction, increased absenteeism, and compromised patient care. Hospice professionals face the daily emotional toll of witnessing pain, grief, and loss, making them vulnerable to experiencing compassion fatigue. By acknowledging and addressing the emotional challenges they face, healthcare organizations can promote the well-being of these dedicated individuals and ensure that they can continue to provide compassionate care to patients and families during their most vulnerable moments.
Hospice professionals, who provide end-of-life care to patients and families, are particularly vulnerable to compassion fatigue due to emotional and psychological demands of their work. Compassion fatigue is a state of physical, emotional, and spiritual exhaustion that can occur when healthcare providers consistently witness and empathize with the suffering of others. It can lead to a decrease in empathy, burnout, and a diminished ability to provide quality care. It is essential for hospice professionals to prioritize self-care to prevent burnout and maintain their well-being. This session will review the warning signs and risk factors associated with compassion fatigue as well as offer recommendations to overcome compassion fatigue and incorporate more self-care into their routine. Remember, self-care is not selfish – it’s an essential part of maintaining an individual’s well–being and being able to provide the one’s best possible self for patients served. Learn to effectively manage compassion fatigue and thrive as a hospice professional.
October 26, 2023
1.0 CNE Hour
1.0 Clock Hour for Administrators
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