When the Well Runs Dry: Compassion Fatigue and the Work of Caregiving – 3

July 2, 2020 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

Leanna Fuller, PhD
Associate Professor of Pastoral Care
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary


Matthew F. Muldoon, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director of the Hypertension Center
University of Pittsburgh


Donna M. Posluszny, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Associate Director of Training, Biobehavioral Medicine in Oncology Program
University of Pittsburgh

Joanne Spence
Certified Yoga Therapist
Urban Oasis Pittsburgh

Abstract: A fundamental connection between personal and communal well-being exists, yet too often attention is not given to the caregiver. This is the third session of a four-part series exploring the physiological, pastoral, and behavioral facets of compassion fatigue. For caregivers to be effective, they must be able to listen carefully to what they are experiencing in their own bodies. This kind of self-awareness makes it possible for caregivers to notice when they are feeling stress, fatigue, or burnout and to take practical steps to address these challenges.

Continuing education credit will be available for licensed social workers, professional counselors, and marriage/family therapists. The fourth session will be July 9, 2020, 11:30 – 1:00 pm. Both are “stand alone” sessions. The registration fee is waived for those for whom cost would be a barrier.

Register here. Obtain additional information here.

Co-sponsored by the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute, and the Center for Bioethics and Health Law

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