Compassion Fatigue: A Self-Care Imperative

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Time, Topic, Speaker

Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 1:00 PM ET, 60 mins

Compassion Fatigue: A Self-Care Imperative

Topic #3

Webinar Description

This presentation will focus on the meaning of compassion and distinctions between burnout and compassion fatigue. It will also outline some concrete steps that are available to all to help restore and heal the mind, body and spirit that are impacted by compassion fatigue, at any time, but particularly in this time of COVID-19.

Mary T. O'Neill BCC. LMT, D. Min.

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, 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 Masters degree from St. Louis University and her Doctor of Ministry from New York Theological Seminary. She is currently actively retired and living in Maryland.

Credit Information

No continuing education is available for this webinar or the recording.

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