There is undoubtedly a crisis in veterinary medicine regarding compassion fatigue, burnout, depression, and unhealthy coping. The leaders across the industry are working hard to identify causes, bring the conversation to the forefront, and frankly cease the suicide crisis our profession is facing.
But what is the answer? How do we combat compassion fatigue? There are a lot of conversations out there about self-care, a critical aspect of tackling the dark side of the profession we love. But there is also the less talked about, Compassion Satisfaction, or the pleasure you derive from doing your work.
This lecture takes the Marie Kondo approach to our professional lives by focusing on compassion satisfaction, what it is, how to find it, share it, and create joy in your professional life again by focusing on what brings you joy and eliminating what doesn’t whenever possible.
- Define compassion satisfaction and apply it to our professional lives in the industry
- Interpret compassion satisfaction as it applies to our personal-professional lives
- Create a foundation for individual components of an action plan to eliminate areas that bring compassion-fatigue and enrich areas that bring compassion satisfaction to the individual
- Instill information to allow attendees to return this information to the team and begin conversations to enhance compassion satisfaction for the whole team
Speakers: Beckie Mossor, Program Director - Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts
Presented at London Vet Show 2022
Please note this session is not RACE-approved but you can still earn a CPD certificate