“Healing Ourselves First” Conference for Healthcare Professionals, Caregivers

MAC, Inc., and Coastal Hospice invite healthcare professionals and caregivers to a conference,  “Healing Ourselves First: Resilience as our Greatest Clinical Competence.” The conference will be held on Thursday, June 14 at MAC, and will feature the Rev. Dr. Carla Cheatham as the keynote speaker.

 Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. The presentation by Cheatham is scheduled for 5:30-7 p.m. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.

 Cheatham is the section leader of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s (NHPCO) Spiritual Caregivers Section. She is the author of Hospice Whispers: Stories of Life and Sharing Our Stories: A Hospice Whispers Grief Support Workbook. For more information about Cheatham, please visit carlacheatham.com

 Cheatham will explain the differences between burnout and compassion fatigue, the triggers, the risks, how to avoid fatigue and the importance of boundaries and perception when caring for aging adults.

 The cost to attend is $10 and the deadline to register is June 8.  Registration can be completed online at http://coastalhospice.org/resilience. Continuing education credits are available for social workers and nurses. This program has been submitted to the Maryland Board of Nursing for 1.5 hours of continuing education. For questions about the event, call Coastal Hospice at 410-742-8732.

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