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Who Took My Joy? Nurse Burnout and Compassion Fatigue: Caring for Ourselves While Caring for Others

Free On-Demand Webinar

Nursing professionals serve on the frontlines. Nurses are the largest number of healthcare workers in 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 relatively new concept. Resilience which is defined as the ability to recover quickly from difficulties, can help with compassion fatigue. Nurses, including nurse leaders, often experience emotional depletion, work-life balance challenges, and the inability to maintain/restore energy. Join Dr. Dulko to learn more about factors contributing to burnout and compassion fatigue as well as strategies for building personal resilience. Fostering “joy at work” begins with building personal hardiness and supporting care of the “self” as a priority for all nurses - including nurse leaders. In addition, you will earn 1 hour of nursing continuing professional development credit for attending the webinar on compassion fatigue.

CE Hour: 0.0 

CE Contact Hour: 1.0

Expires: December 31, 2022

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Release Date: 04/02/2020
Live Expiration Date: 04/23/2020
Enduring Material Expiration Date: 12/31/2022
Format: Live and On-Demand Webinar

Target Audience
This activity is intended for Registered Nurses/Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.   

Statement of Need
Nurses, including nurse leaders, often experience emotional depletion, work-life balance challenges, and the inability to maintain/restore energy. Nurses at all levels benefit from understanding factors contributing to burnout and compassion fatigue as well as strategies for building personal resilience.

Educational Outcomes
Upon completion of this activity learners should be able to:

  • Report gain in knowledge of symptoms of compassion fatigue and burnout, contributing organizational factors, and recovery responses.

  • Report intent to change practice with holistic strategies to prevent compassion fatigue and burnout and promote compassion satisfaction.

Accreditation Statement
Walden University is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.