FREE Webinar

Sunday, November 21
3:00 PM EST

Moving from Compassion Fatigue to
Compassion Resilience

All are welcome to join this free, live and interactive LafeberVet webinar "Moving From Compassion Fatigue to Compassion Resilience." This RACE-approved*, live webinar event will be presented by Debbie L. Stoewen, DVM, MSW, RSW, PhD.

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.

Lecture Topics Include:

1. Compassion:
A health care priority, core value, and ethical imperative
• Helping naturally starts from a place of compassion
• Compassion is the essential quality in caring for others
• Practical value or benefits of compassion in the practice

2. Understanding compassion fatigue
• Compassion fatigue as the manifestation of secondary traumatic stress and burnout
• Compassion fatigue as the manifestations of chronic empathic distress
• Why it's so important to learn about it

3. Causes of compassion fatigue
• Dual caring role (patient and client)
• The nature of practice
• The complexity of medical care decision-making, ethical conflict, and moral di/stress
• Euthanasia (moral dilemmas, grief)
• Social and professional isolation
• Sources of work-related stress that contribute to burnout (workload etc.)
• Personal aspects of the caregiver

4. Symptoms and consequences of compassion fatigue
• Symptoms
• Personal consequences
• Professional consequences
• Organizational consequences

4. Mitigating, transforming, and treating compassion fatigue
• It's all about building resilience
         • Personal approaches, strategies, and practices
         • Organizational approaches, strategies, and practices

6. Summary

Register Today

Register today and visit LafeberVet for a more detailed abstract.

* 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.

For more information, contact:
Christal Pollock, DVM, DABVP
Lafeber Company Veterinary Consultant

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About Lafeber Company
Lafeber Company was built by a father-son team of veterinarians with a shared love of animals and a special passion for birds. Dr. T.J. Lafeber developed the very first commercial bird food pellets in the back room of his veterinary clinic in the early 1970′s. Today, our exotic animal diets and critical care formulas are developed by his son, Dr. Ted Lafeber III, along with top veterinarians and nutritionists. An independent laboratory tests every diet to insure optimum pet health. Lafeber Company also consults leading experts in behavior so that our diets promote dietary enrichment.