2019 Conference – Day 2
The word compassion means “to suffer with.” When we give care, we often end up not just suffering with those we care for, but often their suffering becomes our own, and we find our own health eroding. Constantly being engaged in trauma, suffering, and pain can leave us depleted, exhausted, cynical, and depressed. Yet, most caregivers do not practice self-care and are often the last ones to admit that they are struggling. In his presentation Dr. Davies will first share how compassion fatigue erodes the caregiver’s own mental and spiritual health. He will then look at critical self-care practices all frontline caregivers must engage in, in order to remain healthy and vibrant.