This is the 1-hour didactic presentation. A recording will be available for registrants after the session.
Overview: Health care providers, especially those on the front-lines, have been impacted deeply by the many stresses of the pandemic. Identifying signs of stress and burnout, and being convinced of their need to care for themselves in order to stay healthy is extremely important, for their own wellness and their continued ability to provide care to others.
• Identify the many stressors and challenges facing workers, especially during these times
• Learn about the signs of burnout, compassion fatigue and PTSD and the need to incorporate wellness strategies to avoid these wherever possible
• Examine the concept of resilience, and the strategies which can support it including self-care, self-compassion, self-reflection, mindfulness and seeking support. Participants will be given the opportunity to assess their current level of attention to self-care and design their own ongoing self-care plan