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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: 4/6/2016

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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Alena T - ,  ·  Nov 27, 2015
It was interesting and informative!
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DENISE J - ,  ·  Nov 23, 2015
Being a nurse for 11 years now, I have forgotten to put my self on the list.
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Billie D - ,  ·  Nov 19, 2015
The article defined the issues well
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Wendy W - ,  ·  Nov 16, 2015
this was a good course, interesting and easily read. I don't think, however that the course reviews are necessary or beneficial to my practice or time frame keeping
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Teresa J - ,  ·  Nov 15, 2015
It's a good "self check" and signs to look for in ourselves, in our own careers.
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50