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Compassion Fatigue

The purpose of this educational activity is to enable the learner with knowledge on compassion fatigue and to learn individual and organizational practices that promote greater self-care to reduce the impacts of this issue.


$15.00

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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify two (2) causes of compassion fatigue for healthcare workers.
  2. Identify three (3) symptoms of compassion fatigue for healthcare workers.
  3. Identify three (3) ways healthcare workers can prevent compassion fatigue.

Learning Outcome

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will demonstrate knowledge about compassion fatigue by passing a quiz with a score of 85% or greater accuracy.

Author

Don Gordon, BS, MDiv, DMin

Don is the founder and CEO of Christians Caring for Creation, Inc. and currently serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Lenoir-Rhyne University. Prior to that he served for 35 years in pastoral ministry in Virginia and North Carolina. He earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Columbia Theological Seminary (PCUSA), a M.Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a B.S. degree in Mathematics from Campbell University. Don has authored several books in the fields of church history, spiritual formation, and children’s religious education. He has recently served on the Board of Trustees for Campbell University in North Carolina and the Board of Directors for The Baptist Center for Ethics in Nashville, Tennessee. Don has spent many hours offering spiritual care in hospitals, hospice care facilities, nursing homes and assisted living facilities with many people he knew well or not at all, including his mother who lived for five years in such an environment.

Compassion Fatigue - Healthcare Academy
Healthcare Academy

Compassion Fatigue

$15.00

Compassion fatigue is caused by the emotional demands of constant exposure to human suffering, creating a desensitization to the suffering of others. Compassion fatigue is one of the most concerning issues facing nurses today. It contributes to job dissatisfaction, decreased productivity, job burnout which frequently leads to turnover, and decreased quality of care. Due to the intensity in which long-term care workers are caring for residents, they are at risk for developing compassion fatigue. This educational activity on compassion fatigue will help nurses learn individual and organizational practices that promote greater self-care to reduce the impacts of this issue.

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