Nursing professionals serve on the frontlines. Nurses are the largest number of healthcare workers within the healthcare environment. Nurses daily face challenging situations where they can experience high levels of stress which can result in burnout, stress, and anxiety. Further, nurses are often placed in situations where they may experience compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue is an emotional response to being indirectly traumatized by helping those who are experiencing primary traumatic stress. Compassion fatigue and burnout are often linked together. Stress and burnout amongst nursing professionals are not new concepts, however, the concept compassion fatigue is a new concept. Nurses at all levels can experience emotional depletion, work-life balance challenges, and the inability to maintain and restore energy—especially now, when they are on the front lines of a global health crisis. Fostering joy at work begins with supporting care of the self and should be a priority for all nurses. This presentation will focus on strategies for nurses to help recognize compassion fatigue in yourself and others and provide strategies for developing compassion satisfaction and resilience. In addition, you will earn 1 hour of nursing continuing professional development credit for attending the webinar on moving from compassion fatigue to satisfaction.
CE Hour: 1.0
CE Contact Hour: 1.0
Expires: June 16, 2023
Release Date: 6/17/2021
Live Expiration Date: 7/1/2021
Enduring Material Expiration Date: 6/16/2023
This activity is intended for Registered Nurses/Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.
Statement of Need
Nurses at all levels benefit from and understanding of compassion fatigue and compassion satisfaction.
Upon completion of this activity:
90% of participants will self-report increased knowledge of compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue.
90% of participants will self-report increased confidence in recognizing compassion fatigue in self and others.
90% of participants will self-report increased confidence in selecting effective strategies to improve resilience and compassion satisfaction.
Walden University is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development through the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (P0469)