Preventing Compassion from Becoming Fatigue: Self-Care Tips for Nursing Facility Staff

January 17, 2024

2 – 3 p.m. EST


Despite the demands that come with working in a nursing facility, staff are dedicated to their craft and enjoy a deep satisfaction from helping care for residents. The other side of the job brings pressures that can increase susceptibility to exhaustion leading to compassion fatigue and other occupational hazards. This interactive webinar will identify and define often elusive work-related conditions, the emotional and physical toll that can occur over time. Content will include strategies to prevent and cope with compassion fatigue through building resiliency and practicing self-care. Nursing facility staff will learn prevention efforts they can engage in to take care of themselves, both personally and professionally, and consequently residents in care.

Learning Objectives

  1. Review work dynamics that affect a nursing facility staff’s ability to take care of themselves.
  2. List potential effects that staff’s secondary trauma can have on their residents.
  3. List warning signs of the dedicated but stressed-out nursing facility staff.
  4. List practical strategies for building resiliency.

Speaker: Diana Padilla

the center of excellence for behavioral health in nursing facilities (COE-NF)

Established by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the COE-NF offers Certified Medicare and Medicaid Nursing Facility Staff a centralized resource hub with easy access to trainings, technical assistance and additional resources, at no cost.

What We Do

We help nursing facilities to improve the quality of life and care provided for residents who are experiencing a variety of behavioral health disorders, with a focus on Serious Mental Illness (SMI), Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Co-Occurring Disorders (COD).

Who We Help

We provide direct technical assistance, evidence-based training, and resources that are appropriate for every member of your long-term care facility — from those providing day-to-day direct care, to clinical and administrative staff.