NEW SELF-CARE COURSES FOR NURSES AND CAREGIVERS
Earn Continuing Education Credits While Preventing Burnout and Compassion Fatigue
SAN DIEGO (July 13, 2021) – Life Perspectives,® the global leader in education, research, expertise and support after reproductive loss including miscarriage and abortion, without religious or political affiliation, today announced their new “Self-Care” series of on-demand, virtual courses to help nurses and caregivers take time to take care of themselves.
“It’s been a tough year for nurses and other caregivers,” said Michaelene Fredenburg, President and CEO of Life Perspectives, “burnout and compassion fatigue are more of an issue than ever before. Life Perspectives is here to help, with on-demand courses that give nurses and other caregivers the structure they need for healthy self-care.”
These two courses are new and available on demand. Each course is an hour long, and offers a specialized version just for nurses, and a second version for other caregivers. Nurses can receive continued education credits for this courses, as Life Perspectives is nationally accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) as a Continuing Education Provider.
Compassion fatigue and burnout often deprive healthcare providers of the positive motivations and attributes that had initially attracted them to professional caregiving. Aside from general recommendations to live a healthier lifestyle, little has been offered to assist those in caring occupations to nurture their empathetic resiliency and enduring passion for helping others in need. “Invigorating Compassion” helps care providers reclaim their compassionate zeal by uncovering factors that can derail the empathetic trajectory and assist in implementing practical applications that are truly beneficial both personally and professionally. In this course, caregivers will: (a) Assess personal levels of job satisfaction and compassion fatigue (b) Analyze risks and patterns of distress that contribute to burnout and compassion fatigue, and (c) create a personalized plan for professional resilience and enduring empathy.
To aid nurses and caregivers to better assist those impacted by grief during medical care, caregivers should understand how grieving impacts patients, clients and themselves. “Grieving Well” takes a deep dive into identifying obstacles to grieving, exploring grieving styles and recognizing the importance of our own grief work. “Grieving Well” also discusses practical ways to memorialize loss and reflect on the choice to grow through grief when inevitable losses occur. In this course, caregivers will identify and recognize 3 factors that contribute to the uniqueness of the grieving process and recognize 3 strategies to aid ourselves and others to grieve well.
“Now is a great time to focus on yourself and how you can stay fresh and motivated to continue to help others,” added Fredenburg. “Take an hour to hit that reset button and mentally refresh.”
Each course is only $10. To attend a course, or for more information, browse the Course Catalog at LifePerspectivesLearningSystem.com or visit our site at LifePerspectives.com.
About Life Perspectives
Life Perspectives® is the global leader in education, research, expertise and support after reproductive loss including miscarriage and abortion, without religious or political affiliation. Life Perspectives provides education and resources to health professionals including hospitals, medical professionals, therapists, social workers and pregnancy centers, as well as community and faith leaders.
Life Perspectives is also nationally accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) as a Continuing Education Provider. Life Perspectives is also approved by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. Life Perspectives is at the forefront of creating impartial and impactful research to understand the way individuals process reproductive losses, and to establish global standards for offering compassionate care. Life Perspectives also offers a safe place, without religious or political affiliation, for those impacted by miscarriage and abortion at MiscarriageHurts.com® and AbortionChangesYou.com®. Life Perspectives is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.