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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&rs...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1: Introduction to Compassion Fatigue
  • 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
Module 2: Case Studies of Compassion Fatigue
  • 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
Module 3: Risk Factors for Compassion Fatigue
  • Part 1: Personal Attributes
  • Part 2: Personal Situations
  • Part 3: Organisational Situations
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: Compassion Fatigue in Healthcare I
  • Part 1: Overview
  • Part 2: Nurses
  • Part 3: Doctors
  • Part 4: Moral Injury
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: Compassion Fatigue in Healthcare II
  • Part 1: Critical Care
  • Part 2: Mental Health Professionals
  • Part 3: Caregivers
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: Compassion Fatigue in Other Professions
  • Part 1: Lawyers
  • Part 2: Police Officers
  • Part 3: Therapists
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Specific Situations Leading to Compassion Fatigue
  • Part 1: Other Risk Factors Contributing to Compassion Fatigue
  • Part 2: Exposure to Child Abuse
  • Part 3: Patient Events
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: Preventing and Treating Compassion Fatigue
  • Part 1: Stress Reduction and Anxiety Management
  • Part 2: Treatment Methods
  • Part 3: Other Factors Linked to Stress and Anxiety
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: The ABCs of Prevention
  • Part 1: Recap on Compassion Fatigue
  • Part 2: The ABCs of Compassion Fatigue
  • Module 9 Assessment
Module 10: The Compassion Fatigue Process Explained
  • 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
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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.

Accreditations

The Compassion Fatigue Awareness Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

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

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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