Working in the healthcare industry comes with its own set of stressors that often take their toll on the provider’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. Healthcare workers who work with elderly or chronically ill patients often face even greater challenges on a daily basis. Stress associated with high patient caseloads, unrealistic expectations, poor working conditions, long work shifts, lack of rest, sleep deprivation, insufficient coping skills, and lack of support often leads to work group conflict and disillusioned employees who suffer from burnout.
Participants will learn:
- What they should know about burnout including warning signs and symptoms
- How to avoid burnout
- How to overcome and reverse the effects of burnout
- Ways to balance their lives, set priorities, and take care of themselves
- The rules of healthy caregiving and the differences between helping and rescuing
- How to communicate effectively–hearing beyond words and validating without agreeing
- How to take themselves out of the emotional equations of others–it’s not about them
- Emotional issues common to elderly patients and their family members
- How to address end-of-life concerns and help patients prepare for death
- How to say goodbye and move through the grieving process
- How to be supportive of other professional healthcare providers
Who Should Attend: All healthcare providers (physicians, physician assistants, RNs, LPNs, CNPs, CNAs); management, staff and volunteers working in hospitals, nursing homes, memory impaired facilities, personal care homes, and assisted living settings; psychologists, social workers, and certified professional counselors.
Format: Presentation followed by a Question and Answer period
Length: 1 hour
Presentation materials are available for Continuing Education Credits.
This presentation is a must for family and professional caregivers, all healthcare providers (physicians, physicians assistants, RNs, LPNs, CNPs, CNAs); management, staff and volunteers working in hospitals, nursing homes, memory impaired facilities, personal care homes, and assisted living settings; psychologists, social workers, certified professional counselors, estate and financial planners; anyone employed in the insurance industry; anyone who may ever be a caregiver or need a caregiver; and anyone who ever plans to retire.