October Conference 2020 – Third Webinar

by Avila Institute Staff

September 23, 2020

Third Webinar: 

Long-Term Healthcare Ministry Advocacy in the Time of COVID-19


Speaker: Mary T. O’Neill, BCC, D.Min, Retired VP of Spiritual Care and Pastoral Education, Catholic Health Services

Self-care is always important, and especially so during this time of COVID-19. This presentation will focus on the meaning of compassion and the distinction between burnout and compassion fatigue. It will also outline some concrete steps that are available to all that who are impacted by compassion fatigue in an effort to facilitate restoration and healing of the mind, body and spirit.  

You will be able to: 
  • Define compassion fatigue and identify symptoms.
  • Cultivate tools for healing from compassion fatigue. 
Learn more about Mary T: 

Mary T. O’Neill has over 30 years of experience with training Ministry students for national board certification as Chaplains and spiritual care providers to patients, families and staff persons in healthcare. She is certified as a Pastoral Educator through the National Association of Catholic Chaplains and the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. Mary T. is also a Licensed Therapeutic Massage Therapist and has worked many years in care for persons struggling with illness, disability and the diminishment of age. For 18 years, Mary was employed as the Assistant Administrator/Director of Pastoral Services at Calvary Hospital in Bronx, NY, a specialty palliative care hospital that emphasizes care for the whole person—body, mind and spirit. Her recent employment for 13 years was with Catholic Health Services of Long Island (CHSLI), NY, as VP for Spiritual Care and Pastoral Education. Catholic Health Services is a health system that covers a wide spectrum of health and behavioral services. She received her master’s degree from St. Louis University and her Doctor of Ministry from New York Theological Seminary. She is currently actively retired and living in Maryland. 

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