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Moving From Compassion Fatigue to Compassion Resilience
November 21, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Presenter: Debbie L. Stoewen, DVM, MSW, RSW, PhD
Sunday, November 21, 2021 – 3 pm EST (New York)
Caring for others can be extremely satisfying, yet it can also incur a cost, “the cost of caring,” commonly known as compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue is recognized as an occupational hazard within the health care professions, where compassion is at the core of practice.
Compassion is key to the delivery of veterinary services and the cornerstone of the helping relationship, yet the ability to work in a compassionate manner can wane. Almost everyone who cares for ‘others in distress’ will eventually experience some degree of compassion fatigue, and the consequences are real and often far-reaching – personally, professionally, and even organizationally.
* This program is approved for 1 hour of continuing credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians in jurisdictions which recognize American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) approval.