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Avoiding Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

July 13, 2017
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

CE/CME Information

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Webinar Description

This Webinar is designed to increase your self-awareness of skills and character strengths that, when put into practice, can help improve your ability to manage burnout and compassion fatigue. Through a personal assessment of compassion fatigue, self-awareness, education and solutions can be explored to help you manage a stressful career while you enhance quality of life for patients and families in your care. If you would like to explore self-care strategies to thrive in a stressful workplace, this Webinar is for you.

Webinar Objectives

At the completion of this Webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe compassion fatigue and contributors to its occurrence
  • List eight pathways of self-care to counter compassion fatigue and enhance resilience
  • Identify ways to put character strengths into practice to develop resiliency


Barbara Rubel, MA, BCETS

Barbara Rubel is a nationally recognized speaker on increasing self-awareness of skills and strengths that approve the ability to handle occupational burnout and compassion fatigue. Barbara is the author of the book, But I Didn’t Say Goodbye: Helping children and families after a suicide and the 30-hour continuing education course book for Nurses, Death, Dying, and Bereavement: Providing compassion during a time of need. She is the co-author of the Dept. of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime Training Curriculum, Compassion Fatigue. She is a contributing writer in Coaching for Results: Expert advice from 25 top international coaches; Keys to a Good Life: Wisdom to unlock your power within; Thin Threads: Grief and renewal; and Fresh Grief. She was featured in the Emmy award winning Documentary, Fatal Mistakes. Barbara developed the Palette of Grief® Program. As a Certified Bereavement Specialist, she was a hospice bereavement coordinator and bereavement group facilitator. She also taught at Brooklyn College. Barbara is a consultant with the Dept. of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime. She received a BS in Psychology and MA in Community Health with a concentration in thanatology from Brooklyn College and is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress. 

Counselor: The National Hospice and Palliative Care has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6232. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHPCO is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

Nurse: NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 contact hours. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.

Physician: The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals: For participants* whose disciplines are other than counselor, nurse and physician, you may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the Webinar was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificates to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. Unfortunately, NHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance. To receive this certificate, you must complete all CE/CME requirements and indicate your desire to receive this certificate on the evaluation form.

*including bereavement professionals, finance professionals, physician assistants, social workers, spiritual care givers, etc.

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