Would you like to learn more about compassion fatigue, and how to recognize and minimize this in your own personal and professional life? Katherine Dobbs will be teaching a compassion fatigue course on VSPN in October. Visit http://www.vin.com/CE/STAF138-1010_VSPN.htm for more information and registration instructions.
Excerpt from the VSPN Course Description:
Chances are you entered the veterinary or animal healthcare world because of your love of animals. That has remained your passion, although now you may be experiencing emotional difficulty in the role of caregiver. You are not alone – every care giving profession can suffer from two similar but different conditions: burnout, and compassion fatigue. Yet even if you are feeling toasted around the edges, or your compassion has been stretched thin, you can learn how to diagnose your condition so that the proper treatment plan can be generated. This course will help you to identify why the job tends to get tougher by the year, by the month or week even, and what you can do to turn things around. Your love of animals led you to this career, but your love for yourself will carry you through.