Professionals in healthcare often have limited knowledge of the impact of Moral Residue and compassion fatigue and lack skills needed to foster self-care practices. Those in professions who hold responsibility for patient safety and well-being are vulnerable to extreme stress due to the constancy of caring and overload of suffering. Variable stressors increase the demand on the human body and may lead to physical and emotional ailments that potentially lead to a loss of purpose in one’s life. Healthcare workers experiencing fatigue can jeopardize their own health and safety, and that of their patients. For example, by forgetting to consistently perform hand hygiene or don & doff PPE correctly, workers are increasing their own susceptibility to infectious diseases and inadvertently contributing to the transmission of germs between patients.
This webinar is geared towards a reinvigoration of career choices and healthy patterns in the navigation of life stressors. Utilizing mindfulness techniques offers a guided approach to self-care and promotes wellness in all domains by engagement in the senses and identifying personal responses to stress. The goal is to equip attendees with the knowledge and skills needed to identify their experiences and create prevention and personal intervention plans. The result is to renew a sense of wellness and restorative wholeness in their professional work and personal life.