Compassion Fatigue

Code: HEAL1215

Course description

Compassion Fatigue has been called “the cost of caring” for helping professionals, and its effects can have lasting negative consequences on our health, wellbeing, and work performance. Those helpers who are exposed to others’ trauma and suffering and who work under stressful conditions are especially vulnerable to developing compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and moral distress. While there are structural elements to these problems, there are also practices that individuals can put into place to lower their risk, or to recover if they’ve already been affected. This course will teach practical strategies for self-reflection and self-care that will build participants’ resilience.

Course details

Hours: 10
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Credit transfer

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Delivery Options

Classroom Delivery: In-person instruction that takes place at a college campus.
Online Delivery: Content is delivered entirely online through self-directed components, allowing you the flexibility to learn anytime from wherever you are.
Remote Delivery: Technology-enabled virtual instruction that takes place outside of a physical classroom. Remote delivery includes some form of scheduled real-time virtual classes or drop-in times, as well as self-directed components.
Hybrid Delivery: Instruction that includes a combination of online or remote delivery, and some classroom activities.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Spring 2021 registration opens February 1, 2021. Fall 2021 registration opens July 5, 2021.