CONNECT 2024 | Recognizing and Managing Compassion Fatigue in Health Care | Patricia Smith




Cost: Non-members: $32.50 | Member: $17.50 | Student: $7.50

Providing care to others continues to be a challenge for those in the helping professions. Unfortunately, the challenging years of Covid have only made matters worse. Caregivers are experiencing high levels of compassion fatigue, stress, burnout, and - in many cases - loss and grief due to the aftermath of Covid. This presentation includes definitions of compassion fatigue, stress and burnout, their symptoms, causes, and most important, coping strategies to promote wellness.

Patricia Smith is the Founder of the Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project and Healthy Caregiving, LLC. As a certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist and Educator with nearly two decades of hands-on experience, she writes, speaks, and facilitates trainings in service of those who care for others in all of the helping professions.
Patricia's extensive work in the field of compassion fatigue began in 2002. As the training & development manager for the Humane Society Silicon Valley, she created a critical shelter-wide compassion fatigue training for employees that proved successful in increasing the staff's well-being and work satisfaction. With the implementation of this project, Patricia recognized the dire need for resources about compassion fatigue and self-care amongst caregivers across the helping professions. She founded the Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project that same year.


**This presentation is worth 0.5 Category 1 CE for Washington-licensed NDs.**

Originally presented May 3rd - 5th, 2024, at WANP's CONNECT 2024 conference.