- Paperback: 138 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (January 5, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1440499454
- ISBN-13: 978-1440499456
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.3 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,372,063 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Healthy Caregiving: A Guide To Recognizing And Managing Compassion Fatigue - Presenter's Guide Level 1 1st Edition
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About the Author
Patricia Smith is the founder and CEO of the Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project(c), the outreach division of Healthy Caregiving, LLC. As a certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist with 20 years of training experience, she writes, speaks and facilities workshops in service of those who care for others in all caregiving professions. Patricia has authored two training manuals, a presenter's guide and a student workbook, titled: Healthy Caregiving: A Guide to Recognizing and Managing Compassion Fatigue: Level 1. Her new book, To Weep for a Stranger: Compassion Fatigue in Caregiving, is a comprehensive look at compassion fatigue, its causes and symptoms, and how to begin the healing process. With a background in journalism, Patricia's writing has appeared in numerous publications, including the San Jose Mercury News where she was a freelance journalist for nearly 20 years.. As training and development manager for the Humane Society Silicon Valley, she created and implemented a critical shelter-wide compassion fatigue project. Her work in this field led to presenting workshops nationwide as a consultant for American Humane, a national organization advocating children and animal rights. Patricia is the recipient of the "Excellence in Writing Award," presented by the National League of American Pen Women. Under her direction, Ronald McDonald House at Stanford received the 2005 "Best Bets" award for its "Healing Arts" program. She was awarded the 2006 Telly Award for her script "Invaders of the National Parks," a documentary on invasive species created for the National Parks Service. Her clients have included the University of California, Santa Cruz; Dominican Hospital; O'Connor Hospital; Jacob's Heart; Hospice Caring Project; Indianapolis Animal Shelter; Veterinarian Oncologists; Ronald McDonald House at Stanford and the Health Projects Center, a State of California social services agency.
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An important topic concerning a healthy workplace was given as well as preparing to heal. The standards of self care were met with unanimous approval by the participants.
The Professional Quality of Life test was an assest to the book and allowed the women to identify their positive as well as negative aspects and how they were handling their current situation at work.
This book gave the participants a look at maintaining a positive work environment and reducing stress and promoting personal power which they own.
Ultimately the goal is to manage self-care effectively and allow peace into our lives and this book did the job.
The author writes with such clarity and understanding. This guide takes all the work out for you. Patricia Smith gives it to you so you can "get it".