Monday, August 28, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
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Kelsey Shackelford 
Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky & SW Ohio 

Recognizing and Managing Compassion Fatigue in Caring Professions 

Compassion fatigue is a broadly defined concept that can include emotional, physical, and spiritual distress in those providing care to another. Caregiving professions are very susceptible to compassion fatigue. Learn indicators of compassion fatigue specific to first responder and healthcare workers and ways to combat it. Both healthcare workers and first responders will gain an increased awareness that it is possible to provide compassionate and empathetic care to others without depleting their own resources – body, mind and spirit.


Presenter: Patricia Smith is the founder of the Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project (www.compassionfatigue.org). As a certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist, she has been writing, speaking and facilitating workshops on the subject nationally and internationally for the past 20 years. She has authored five books on the subject. Additionally, she was twice named a Whiteley Scholar, which provides writing-study grants funded through the Helen R. Whiteley Foundation at the University of Washington in Seattle. Patricia presented a TEDx talk entitled: Navigating the Path to Wellness; Compassion Fatigue in Caregiving (available at www.compassionfatigue.org).