May-2021

COMPASSION FATIGUE, IT’S A REAL THING!

A Panel Discussion with Women in Healthcare &
Georgia Association of Healthcare Executives

In 2020, healthcare workers were finally given the spotlight they deserved, being hailed as heroes for their unrivaled dedication. Although the pandemic certainly highlighted how important caregivers are, they’ve always been important.

Unfortunately for many caregivers, they are often overlooked or taken for granted. They neglect their own physical and mental health for the sake of caring for others. We should never let this happen. In this panel discussion, you’ll hear about how to recognize signs of burnout in others and yourself, and ways to combat it. 

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize that your exhaustion may be compassion fatigue leading to burnout in yourself and/or others
  • Learn ways to help others experiencing compassion fatigue
  • Learn ways to provide self-care when you’re experiencing caregiver compassion fatigue
  • Create strategies for moving from Compassion Fatigue to Compassion Resilience for yourself and/or others

It’s crucial that this topic is discussed so that we can recognize those we work with and care about who are experiencing signs of burnout – or maybe recognize it in ourselves – and do what’s needed to provide nurture, and even prevent burnout in the future.

Moderator:
Amanda Mewborn, Vice President of Facilities and Support Services (Atrium Health Navicent)

Panelists:
Emily Crews Hubbard, CPSM, LEED AP BD+C, Principal | Regional Business Development Manager, TLC Engineering Solutions®

Carol E. Schmekel, MHSA, BSN, RN, ACC, CENP, FACHE, Principal, Schmekel Coaching and Consulting

Dr. Edward M. Smink, Associate Certified Coach, Author, Speaker

This program was co-presented with Women in Healthcare Georgia Chapter and the Georgia Association of Healthcare Executives.

 

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