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The cost of caring: introduction to compassion fatigue Short Course

The cost of caring: introduction to compassion fatigue Short Course

Develop and update your knowledge and skills whilst ensuring that your continuing professional and personal development needs are met.

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course

Ancillary Award:

CPD

Level:

Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

None

Delivery Method:

Campus

Course Length:

half day workshop

School:

School of Community Health and Midwifery

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College

Start Date:

Friday 20 November 2015 (1pm – 4pm) Or Thursday 10 March 2016 (1pm – 4pm)

Entry Requirements:

This workshop is aimed at practice nurses, health visitors, school nurses, midwives, youth workers, GPs, student support workers, occupational health therapists, general nurses, pharmacists, social workers, prison workers, pastoral care staff, hospice staff, counsellors, or any frontline provider.

Course Content

Course Outline:

Compassion fatigue is a relatively new concept in the UK and this course is based on the Canadian model.

This workshop is the first instalment of a two-part workshop aimed at any practitioners working in frontline services. The workshop will provide an overview of what compassion fatigue is, and how it may impact on us both personally and in the workplace. It will also begin to help you recognise and become familiar with the components of compassion fatigue. It allows an opportunity to step back and reflect upon both the theory and its relevance to us as helpers.

You can attend this workshop only as a ‘half day’ or as a ‘full day’ along with the Part 2 workshop ‘Developing Compassion Fatigue Resiliency’.

Who should attend?

Practice nurses, health visitors, school nurses, midwives, youth workers, GPs, student support workers, occupational health therapists, general nurses, pharmacists, social workers, prison workers, pastoral care staff, hospice staff, counsellors, or any frontline provider.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Academic Expertise

Jackie Williams is a lecturer in counselling and psychotherapy at UCLan. She is an accredited psychotherapist with significant clinical experience in a range of settings.

Learning outcome & aims

At the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • Recognise and understand what compassion fatigue is
  • Begin to reflect upon what parts of compassion fatigue affect you
  • Draw up action points for Part 2 of the training

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.

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Fees & Funding

For further information contact UCLan
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

£45 (catering and car parking are not provided)

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.

These workshops are available as part of the Service Level Agreement which UCLan has with a number of local NHS Trusts. If you wish to apply using this funding please gain the support of your line manager and complete the online application through www.cpd-applynw.nhs.uk

Alternatively, self-funding applicants please book online at www.uclan.ac.uk/healthcpdworkshops

If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us:
email healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk or call 01772 893808

About UCLan

Course Enquiries

University of Central Lancashire,
Preston,
PR1 2HE
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk