Compassion Fatigue Webinar

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT

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Wednesday, 25 May 2022 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT

Please note: Unless the event is cancelled, there will be no refunds or exchanges. Thank you for your understanding

As part of our professional practice we are regularly required to advocate, and at times resolve issues arising from, highly emotionally charged, conflict on behalf of our Clients/Residents. We must be mindful of the risk of “transference” resulting for the information we receive and the affect it may have on our own psychological and physical well-being. However, due to our current state, COVID-19, we are required to work under extreme, unusual and highly emotionally challenging conditions of which has affected our psychological , physical well-being and potentially jeopardizing  our interpersonal relationships.

Compassion fatigue, also known as secondary traumatic stress (STS), is a condition characterized by a gradual lessening of compassion over time. Compassion fatigue is not considered to be a form of “burnout”. Compassion fatigue is a condition commonly known among professionals who work directly with victims of disasters, trauma, or illness, especially those working in the health care and community care sectors.

Learning Objectives

The Participant will:

       Learn the signs, symptoms and the “causal” effect of “Compassion Fatigue”;

       Complete the “Professional Quality of Life Scale” – “PROQOL” Self-Assessment;

       Learn means and ways of preventing “Compassion Fatigue”, identify what strategies to adopt for minimizing risk and what supports are available in the event of.

Facilitator: Ms Viki Scott, RC (c); BSc; RRP; CHRM; MBA; ADR(c)

President and Principal Consultant of Scott & Associates Inc

Approach: Interactive Presentation 1.5 hour session

VRA Ontario Office Contact: or (647) 875-8046.

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