Conversations on Caring 003 – Avoiding Burnout and Compassion Fatigue – Feeding One’s Soul

A written transcript is available at – Dr Mary Vachon engages in a revealing discussion about burnout, compassion fatigue, self-care, and ‘soul work’ for those regularly engaged in working with the seriously-ill and dying.

Dr Vachon provides practical tips and strategies to assist facility- and community-based health care providers sustain themselves and others in service of the seriously-ill and dying. Material covered in this session is also helpful for service leaders to develop risk assessment and mitigation strategies for staff engagement, retention, and renewal. The session also offers considerable focused discussion about home care and other community nursing contexts.

This session has consistently been the most accessed Canadian Pallium Project podcast at Apple iTunes since 2007. Its digital learning resource session number three in the Conversations on Caring Classics series and has been made possible on and YouTube by the Patrick Gillin Memorial Gift (Ottawa) in partnership with the Bruyere Foundation.

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