The Great Re-imagination: Modeling Post-Traumatic Growth in Health Care Teams
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Although caregiving is a gratifying profession, it often includes challenges even under the most routine of circumstances. During a crisis, the risks to caregivers for moral distress, injury, and secondary/vicarious trauma multiply. The long-term impact on professionals from these traumatic events frequently leads to burnout and resignation even as late as 18-36 months after these challenging events are over. This workshop will help agencies understand and cope with the ongoing impact of stress on the staff, especially when faced with staffing shortages. The fields of resilience, emotional intelligence, and post-traumatic growth have much to teach about how to thrive, rather than merely survive, in difficult times. This presentation will discuss practical, immediately actionable techniques to build healthy skills for professionals.
Dr. Carla Cheatham is a national keynote speaker and consultant focusing on emotionally intelligent and resilient professionals and organizations. She is a member of NHPCO’s Trauma-Informed End of Life Care Work Group, former Chair of NHPCOs Ethics Advisory Council, and Assistant Professor for the University of Maryland’s MS in Palliative Care. She publishes books and videos about healthy leadership and organizations, resilience, communication, boundaries, trauma-informed care, post-traumatic growth, grief, service recovery, cultural humility and values-neutral respect, emotionally competent professionals and teams, and more.