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Fizzling Out? Recognizing Compassion Fatigue and Burnout - OT03

Fizzling Out? Recognizing Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

by Carrie Gilligan, MOT, OTR/L
(4.4 / 859 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Healthcare providers are tasked with providing efficient, technically skilled services while engaging warmly with patients, family members and colleagues. Many work settings include high demands for productivity, accuracy and accountability at all times. Even the most dedicated practitioners can experience discouragement, chronic fatiguedisengagement and burn out. With self-awareness and proactive effort, however, burnout is not inevitable. In this module, OTs will learn how to distinguish between compassion fatigue and burnout and develop strategies for staving them off.


The goal of this program is to support occupational therapists to achieve goals for reducing compassion fatigue and burnout. After you study the information presented here, you will be able to —
  • Assess and evaluate compassion fatigue in day–to–day practice.
  • Develop and apply proactive strategies for staving off burnout
  • Distinguish between compassion fatigue and burnout and their contributing factors.

Content Level: Intermediate

Content Focus

Domain of OT: Context and Environment
Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation
Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues and Trends

Accreditation Information is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Continuing education approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association is accepted for relicensure by the state boards for occupational therapists in: Alaska, Nevada, Arkansas, New Hampshire, Delaware, North Carolina, District of Columbia, Ohio, Illinois, Oregon, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Rhode Island, Maryland, South Carolina, Minnesota, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri, Vermont, Montana & Virginia.


Course Originally Released on: 4/6/2010
Date of Most Recent Review: 4/6/2010
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/6/2013

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

This course completion will be electronically reported to CE Broker as required per Florida Statute 456.025(7). Click here to view your CE Broker transcript and check the status of your CE requirements with a FREE 7-day CE Broker trial subscription. It may take up to 24 hours for the course to appear on your CE Broker transcript.

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Adam D - ,  ·  Aug 26, 2015
easy to navigate clear information
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Erline A - ,  ·  Aug 19, 2015
This course was very informative
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Jennifer T - ,  ·  Aug 19, 2015
I can totally relate to this assignment. The overwhelming shortage of staff at my work place makes this problem such a day to day reality. It is sad to go into work thinking a god day will be 8 patients and not following a particular nurse who does not complete or follow through with their assignments leaving it up to night-shift to handle. Everyone I work with has burnout, high stress and frustration because of the lack of staff and feeling of we do not matter. My organization is and has lost several excellent nurses; it seems they do not care and they do nothing to fight to keep them.
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Laurie D - ,  ·  Aug 17, 2015
it was good.i enjoyed it.
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Andrea G - ,  ·  Aug 10, 2015
interesting information
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50