Free Clinician Wellness Webinar offered by Ida Institute
The new Learning Hall course at the Ida Institute, Clinician Wellness: The Science of Self-Carelaunched April 25, 2022. This four-part course addresses the causes and remedies for issues such as vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout.
Hearing care professionals have the privilege of being part of their clients’ hearing journey. But sometimes professionals inadvertently take on their clients’ distress over hearing problems or other topics covered in appointments. On top of that, they face challenges related to workload, business pressures, and environmental influences, all of which add additional stress. If clinicians are not informed and prepared, they run the risk of professional fatigue.
Taking care of yourself allows you to take better care of others
This course, taught by Dunay Schmulian, PhD, helps hearing care professionals take care of themselves for their own well-being. It explores the different forms of professional fatigue: vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout, and identifies their warning signs. By the end of the course, learners will be able to develop their own professional fatigue warning scale, self-care strategy and debriefing framework in a clinical setting.
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“While most of our resources focus on the needs of people with hearing loss, we know that burnout, stress and other forms of work fatigue are an ongoing concern for employers and employees across all industries” , says Lise-Lotte Bundesen, Managing Director of Ida. . “This course specifically examines the risks and remedies of work-related fatigue in a hearing care environment and gives clinicians the tools to assess their own needs and integrate self-care into their daily lives. Because We Can’t Help Others if we don’t take care of ourselves first.
The course is structured in four parts:
- Risk factors for clinician well-being
- Make empathy conscious
- Self-care tools and strategies
- Debriefing in a clinical setting
Clinician Wellness: The Science of Self-Care is taught by Dunay Schmulian, PhD, Director of Audiology at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland, Australia. Dr Schmulian is the former Chair of Wellbeing and Culture at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Queensland and a recipient of the Women in STEMM Fellowship. His research focuses on the lived experience of patients and clinicians engaged in life-changing health conditions.
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