I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me” was quoted as the number one regret of the dying. As hospice professionals and caregivers, our passion to care for others often leads to an imbalance in our own lives. In this Webinar, faculty will discuss ways to bring our compassion for others to ourselves, in our lives, using a variety of tools to create a sustainable, authentic, self-care practice in order to create quality of life NOW!

Learning Outcomes

      • Define compassion satisfaction, compassion fatigue and burnout
      • Describe self-care, its requirement for those working in end of life, and the myths that block our ability to provide it for ourselves
      • Identify five key areas for self-care and activities which support each area
      • Develop a self-care plan to put into practice immediately


Sarah McKinnon, MA, PMP, CMP

Sarah is an accomplished professional whose passion for living comes from her years working with the dying. With a Master’s in Psychology, Sarah started her career as a therapist. Her sister’s failing health brought her to the world of hospice care, initially as a bedside volunteer, and twenty-eight years later in a senior leadership role with one of the nation’s largest hospice organizations as Senior Vice President of Employee Experience and Organizational Development with Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care. Sarah is certified as a Strategic Intervention Coach, Infinite Possibilities Trainer and is in the process of becoming ACC certified as a Presence-Based Executive Coach through the International Federation of Coaching. She is a certified in both Project Management and Change Management. She is a member of the National Speaker’s Association, the Association for Training and Development, and the Society for Human Resource Development.

CE/CME Information

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 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.