Compassion Fatigue

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 health-care 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, LCSW

Barbara Bartlein, RN, LCSW

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 user name and password and how to access the online course site.

Course Requirements
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.

All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.

Date: Course available Dec 1-31

Location: Online

Instructor: Barbara Bartlein RN, LCSW

Fee: $99

CEUs: 0.4, CEHs: 4

Enrollment Limit: 25

Program Number: 7740-10546

Registration Deadline: Tue., Nov. 27

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Date: Fri., Jan 25, 2019

Time: 12:30-4:30pm

Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Barbara Bartlein RN, LCSW

Fee: $99

Discounts Available

Discount CodeDescription

Register for Ethics and Boundaries’ face-to-face class in combination with Compassion Fatigue on Jan. 25, 2019, OR Ethics and Boundaries’ face-to-face class in combination with Couples Counselor Training on Feb. 22, 2019, and receive a discount of $29 (applicable to only one combination). All registrations will be confirmed for discounts.

Early registration discounts will subtract automatically from the fee if the registration is submitted prior to the deadline. All other discounts require the code in the left column to be entered on the registration form. Only one discount code can be entered on a registration form.


Discount Available

CEUs: 0.4, CEHs: 4

Enrollment Limit: 70

Program Number: 7740-10862

Registration Deadline: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019

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