Recognise and prevent the effects of Compassion Fatigue in front line workers
Presented by Jayne Ellis and Richard Carter
The webinar aims is to raise awareness of the concept of compassion fatigue and highlight its impact on paramedics in their professional and personal lives. Our objective is to stress the importance of facing this issue and to take this threat to the staff’s mental health and wellbeing as seriously as physical health and safety.
Compassion fatigue is a set of symptoms that develop when the individual is becoming stressed and overwhelmed by the demands of their job. Many will suffer the signs and symptoms of chronic stress and perceive their workplace as a threat to their safety. In turn, this may lead to physical and psychological symptoms that will leave them shut down and angry not just with their work but also at home, in some this may show no outward sign but result in self harm. Symptoms often manifest from working long hours, unfriendly and tiring shifts, incompatibility with a crew mate or sheer work place pressure. Eventually staff will become detached and lose compassion for the people they care for and themselves.
Jayne Ellis is a nurse with 25 years experience in hospitals, hospice and community settings who still works clinically as part of the emergency medical teams at local racecourses and for a private ambulance service. Richard Carter is a former London paramedic, with experience in the Middle East and currently working as an ECP in an Urgent Care Centre. Both have a passion for teaching and with the understanding of the pressures of front line work and have invested into the research of understanding Compassion Fatigue.
45 Mins & Q&A
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