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.
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At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:
Identify two (2) causes of compassion fatigue for healthcare workers.
Identify three (3) symptoms of compassion fatigue for healthcare workers.
Identify three (3) ways healthcare workers can prevent compassion fatigue.
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.
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.