Caring for the Professional Caregiver During Crisis


[3429] Caring for the Professional Caregiver During Crisis
Practical solutions for building greater resilience and post-traumatic growth in ourselves, our teams, and those whom we seek to serve.

Presentation Info:

  • TAHC&H Virtual Event | 51st Annual Meeting & Conference | Recorded for On-Demand Access
  • Presentation Date | August 27, 2020

Education-Training Credits:

  • TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
    • 1.0 Clock Hr(s)
  • Continuing Education for Nurses
    • 1.0 Contact Hr(s)
    • This program awards CNE until 08.27.2022

CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002151

HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:

  • §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities
  • §558.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting
  • §558.260[a][8]skills for working with clients, families, and other professional service providers

Program Description: Professional caregiving is already a challenging task. Healthcare has been facing particularly difficult times with financial and regulatory uncertainty in recent years. In 2020, we've encountered a new opportunity to deepen our emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and resilience that will allow us to not only survive but actually thrive through these, and other, circumstances. This presentation reviews the literature related to the moral distress, moral injury, and various forms of trauma professional caregivers are facing in our current reality and practical solutions for building greater resilience and post-traumatic growth in ourselves, our teams, and those whom we seek to serve.

Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change or enhance their practice by analyzing practical solutions and strategies from the fields of resilience, emotional intelligence, and post-traumatic growth and developing a personalized plan of care to tend to your needs as well as the needs of your team and those you serve.

TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter(s): Dr. Carla Cheatham, MA, MDiv, PhD, TRT

About the Presenter(s):
Dr. Carla Cheatham
began her career in psychosocial services with an MA in Psychology, certification in trauma therapy, PhD in Health & Kinesiology, and MDiv before working 10 years as an interfaith healthcare chaplain and bereavement coordinator. Carla is a national keynote speaker and consultant focusing on emotionally intelligent and resilient professionals and organizations, Chair of NHPCOs Ethics Advisory Council, former Leader for NHPCO’s Spiritual Caregivers Community, Adjunct Professor at Seminary of the Southwest, and Assistant Professor for University of Maryland’s MS in Palliative Care. She publishes books and videos about resilience, communication, boundaries, grief, healthy leadership, service recovery, and emotionally competent professionals.

[3429] Caring for the Professional Caregiver During Crisis

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