As a Caregiver I have the right…
… to be respected for the work I choose to do.
… to take pride in my work and know that I am making a difference.
… to garner appreciation and validation for the care I give others.
… to receive adequate pay for my job as a professional caregiver.
… to discern my personal boundaries and have others respect my choices.
… to seek assistance from others, if and when it is necessary.
… to take time off to re-energize myself.
… to socialize, maintain my interest, and sustain a balanced lifestyle.
… to my own feelings, including negative emotions such as anger, sadness and frustration.
… to express my thoughts and feelings to appropriate people at appropriate times.
… to convey hope to those in my care.
… to believe those in my care will prosper in mind, body and spiri as a result of my caregiving.
~Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project 2008