Sustainable Self-Care for Clinicians: Utilizing Wellness Champions to Promote Holistic Wellbeing
Includes a Live Web Event on 05/02/2023 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Supporting patients and families in the hospital can be emotionally depleting. Many employees in caregiving professions are exposed to unavoidable adverse and distressing events. In order to maintain creativity, resilience, and passion for this work, it is important to find sustainable ways to acknowledge and manage symptoms of trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout.
This webinar will review the signs of trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout; describe ways that self-care rituals can increase resiliency and discuss concrete practices that can be incorporated into departmental policies and routines. In this webinar, we will discuss how the implementation of Wellness Champions in the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department can promote holistic wellbeing among clinicians in practical and sustainable ways
Suggested Domain: Professional Responsibility
1. Participants will be able to identify three signs of burnout, compassion fatigue, or vicarious trauma.
2. Participants will be able to identify at least three ways self-care practices can benefit daily routines and increase resiliency.
3. Participants will be able to identify three sustainable self-care practices that can be incorporated into a department’s day-to-day operations.
MA, LCAT, ATR-BC
Katherine Parker holds a Masters of Art degree in Art Therapy and Counseling. Katherine is a licensed Creative Arts Therapist at Mount Sinai Health Care System. Katherine has ten years of experience in trauma-informed care in both community and healthcare settings. Katherine utilizes art therapy to support wellness interventions for children and teens of adult patients in the hospital. These interventions also extend to staff in the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at Mount Sinai Hospital.
MPS, LCAT, ATR-BC
Jaclyn Craig is a Licensed and Board Certified art therapist and has been a full time clinician at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital for over seven years. During this time Jaclyn has provided equitable art therapy services and full time facility dog interventions throughout the hospital system. Jaclyn utilizes her clinical skill set in art therapy and animal assisted therapy to support and promote well-being and resilience amongst patients and healthcare professionals alike.
Michelle Badejo is a Certified Child Life Specialist at Mount Sinai Hospital with a background in pediatric nursing. Michelle has experience in pediatric medicine, hospice, and ICU environments. Michelle works with pediatric patients and families to provide interventions supporting wellness in the hospital setting.
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