Howard Baumgarten

Dealing with Compassion Fatigue & Burnout in the Medical Field

Presenter :Howard Baumgarten
Event Date : 04/25/2019
Time: 3 pm ET | 2 pm CT | 1 pm MT | 12 pm PT
Duration :60 minutes



Product Description

Healthcare professionals are under more stress than ever evidenced by increases in demand for better services that are more efficient and thorough, higher costs, reduced staffing, and diminishing resources. Many healthcare workers are putting in longer hours and for less pay. From working twenty-four shifts to simply burning the midnight oil catching up on paperwork, the healthcare industry puts a great deal of stress and fatigue on the average worker and their relationships, including family. Doctors, specialists, nurses, clinical aides and other helping professionals bear witness to human suffering on a routine basis and are constantly reminded that tragedy, pain, and challenge often loom large in the midst of helping their patients heal. As a result, compassion fatigue and burnout are major hazards of the profession that are far too common.

This webinar focuses on understanding each of these challenges, their similarities and differences. In addition to defining and comparing these conditions, specific triggers will be explored. Participants will gain awareness of key signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue and burnout, while learning how to manage stressors and their consequences. Specific attention will be given to physical, emotional/mental and behavioral symptoms. 

Awareness training is a key component discussed during the presentation. Additionally, underlying beliefs about compassion fatigue are explored and other general signs and symptoms of burnout explained. 

Strategies for management and prevention are shared, including mindfulness training and behaviors that can help reduce the frequency of fatigue and prevent burnout. Finally, participants will have an opportunity to create their own individualized management and prevention plan.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Increasing demands placed on qualitative healthcare output create more likelihood for burnout and stress
  2. Diminishing resources putting greater stress on healthcare workers
  3. Increasing patient demands put workers at risk for compassion fatigue
  4. Stress, compassion fatigue and burnout can impact one’s ability to perform their job on a number of levels
  5. Understand the definitions, differences and similarities of compassion fatigue and burnout
  6. Explore signs, symptoms, and major causes
  7. Improve awareness training for stressors that lead to fatigue, and burnout
  8. Identify and develop micro and macro strategies for managing and prevention compassion fatigue and burnout

Areas Covered in the Session:

  1. Introduction & Objectives
  2. Definition of Burnout
  3. Causes of Burnout
  4. Signs & Symptoms of Burnout
    1. Physical Signs
    2. Mental/Emotional Signs
    3. Behavioral Signs
  5. What is Compassion Fatigue?
  6. Causes of Compassion Fatigue
  7. General Strategies/Tools
  8. Relational Conflict and Fatigue/Burnout
  9. Specific Strategies/Tools
    1. Mentorship
    2. Finding Your ZENS
    3. Mind/Body
  10. Activating Change
  11. Summary & Conclusion
  12. Live Q&A Session
Related Courses:

Suggested Attendees:

  • Healthcare Administrators
  • Chief Medical Officers
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Mental Health Practitioners
  • Healthcare Technicians
  • Occupational and Speech Therapists
  • Psychologists, Professional Counselors
  • Physical Therapists  
  • Chiropractors
  • Hospitals
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Outpatients Clinics

About the Presenter:

Howard Baumgarten is a Licensed Professional Counselor, author, consultant, speaker, wellness and business-training expert, and owner of a successful mental health private practice in Lakewood, Colorado. He is the founder of Smart Practice Central, a healthcare business-building platform that values intelligent, ethical, and clinically minded practice development, and provides clinical practice business consultation and trainings to private practices and healthcare agencies. 

Howard has lectured throughout the country on the integration of mental health and business, focusing on practice development, working within managed care systems and the impacts of the Affordable Care Act on mental health care. He is the author of Private Practice Essentials: Business Tools for Mental Health Professionals, a guide to starting and successfully managing mental health practice. 

In 2003, he developed and implemented the first practice building business curriculum in a graduate level-counseling program in the country at the University of Colorado, where he taught this curriculum for twelve years. 

He is the former Director of Network Relations for Westside Behavioral Care, Inc., a clinical group practice he helped build into one of Colorado’s largest outpatient behavioral health practices. 

Howard routinely consults and trains businesses and organizations across a variety of industries in areas including managing stress, building resilience, creating work/life balance, burnout prevention, and other wellness related topics.

After Registration

You will receive an email with login information and handouts (presentation slides) that you can print and share to all participants at your location.

System Requirement

Operating System: Windows any version preferably above Windows Vista & Mac any version above OS X 10.6
Internet Speed: Preferably above 1 MBPS
Headset: Any decent headset and microphone which can be used to talk and hear clearly

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