Compassion fatigue is a form of burnout that manifests itself as physical, emotional and spiritual exhaustion. It has been referred to as the “cost of caring” for healthcare practitioners and others who work in helping professions. Review the latest research on the biology of compassion, develop a better understanding of fatigue and learn to prevent it.
Barbara Bartlein, RN, MSW, CSP, is the People Pro and has taught ethics at UWM for the last 10 years. She provides consultation, training and keynotes across the country and is past-president of the National Speaker’s Association-Wisconsin Chapter. Barbara is ... read more
Benefits and Learning Outcomes
- Understand who is most vulnerable to compassion fatigue
- Review new research into the biology of compassion
- Learn how to construct systems to create more time
- The concept of psychic numbing
- Symptoms of compassion fatigue
- How to prevent fatigue and burnout
Access to Course Site
You will receive an email approximately one week prior to the start date of the class with instructions on setting up your username and password and how to access the online course site.
This is an instructor-facilitated, online asynchronous course. You are required to have routine access to a computer with Internet (we highly recommend a high speed connection such as DSL or cable modem). You are also required to have a recent version of Microsoft Office Suite or comparable program to include Microsoft Word (word processing), Excel (spreadsheets), and PowerPoint (presentations) in order to both view and create documents needed to participate in this course.
Course materials will be provided in the online course site (D2L).
Each week you will be given readings and assignments to complete. Each week you will be expected to log in and complete assignments within the deadlines given in order to be awarded CEUs and the certificate of completion. However, within the deadline you will be able to complete the readings and assignments at your leisure.
Certificates of Completion will be mailed within two weeks after the last day of class.