Compassion Fatigue Awareness Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Known as the ‘cost of caring’, compassion fatigue is defined as a form of stress that arises as a result of helping or wanting to help those who are traumatised or under significant emotional duress. The Compassion Fatigue Awareness Diploma Course explores this topic - explaining what it is, who it affects, how it comes about, and how to prevent and treat it.

The Compassion Fatigue Awareness Diploma Course begins with an explanation of compassion fatigue and an outline of the difference between compassion fatigue and burnout. We’ll look at studies on the topic of compassion fatigue and discover its symptoms.
 
Next, we’ll walk through three case studies that outline and explore the condition. The course also uncovers the risk factors of compassion fatigue, which include personal attributes, personal situations and organisational situations.
 
Those working in the healthcare sector are some of those most at risk of suffering with compassion fatigue. We’ll look at how nurses, doctors, mental health professionals and other caregivers can become affected. We will also discuss moral injury and critical care, and look at how compassion fatigue affects lawyers, police officers and other therapists.
 
The course looks into the factors and specific situations that can lead to compassion fatigue, how some of these factors are interrelated, and how they can amalgamate to form a larger challenge.
 
You’ll learn how to prevent and effectively treat compassion fatigue. We’ll look into the ABCs of prevention in both the reduction and elimination of compassion fatigue, how to identify the signs and how to use daily self-care.
 
The course concludes with an explanation of the compassion fatigue process.

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What is Compassion Fatigue?
  • Part 2: Studies of Compassion Fatigue on a Doctor
  • Part 3: Symptoms of Compassion Fatigue
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Case Study 1: A Reactive RN
  • Part 2: Case Study 2: Compassion Fatigue among Healthcare, Emergency and Community Service Workers — A Systematic Review
  • Part 3: Case Study 3: Sasha Wilkinson, MSW
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Personal Attributes
  • Part 2: Personal Situations
  • Part 3: Organisational Situations
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Overview
  • Part 2: Nurses
  • Part 3: Doctors
  • Part 4: Moral Injury
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Critical Care
  • Part 2: Mental Health Professionals
  • Part 3: Caregivers
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Lawyers
  • Part 2: Police Officers
  • Part 3: Therapists
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Other Risk Factors Contributing to Compassion Fatigue
  • Part 2: Exposure to Child Abuse
  • Part 3: Patient Events
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Stress Reduction and Anxiety Management
  • Part 2: Treatment Methods
  • Part 3: Other Factors Linked to Stress and Anxiety
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Recap on Compassion Fatigue
  • Part 2: The ABCs of Compassion Fatigue
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Exposure to Suffering — Soldiers at War
  • Part 2: Ongoing Concern — Dementia Patients and Their Informal Caregivers
  • Part 3: Other Life Demands — Caregivers and Dementia Patients
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

This course will benefit those working as nurses, doctors, mental health professionals and other caregivers, along with lawyers, police officers and other therapists and counsellors.

From the course, you will gain the ability to recognise compassion fatigue in yourself and others and understand why it occurs. You’ll also become familiar with effective methods you can employ to tackle it and improve stress resilience. You’ll also learn about the relationship between burnout and compassion fatigue and how they differ, and gain enough confidence in your understanding of the topic to pursue further study, should you wish to.

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Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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