Health professionals routinely give compassionate care to patients but can struggle to receive compassion or offer it to self or colleagues. Research suggests health professionals can increase wellbeing when practicing self-compassion, and therefore increase capacity to provide optimal patient care. A recent evaluation by Curtin University also found that participation in this program could decrease levels of anxiety, compassion fatigue and emotional exhaustion. 1.
“Protecting ourselves and maintaining our well-being and compassion has never been more important, not only for ourselves and our families, but also for our patients and our communities. As ... clinicians, we need to lead by example and demonstrate our understanding of the situation.”
Source COVID-19 and Australian Specialist Palliative Care, Opinion Piece 1: Playing our part: the importance of practicing compassionate care for all.
Commitment to Participate
As a participant we ask that you attend all of the workshops, undertake 15 mins of home practice daily and have a quiet space with a good internet connection. This is a highly interactive program and requires your complete presence during the sessions.
Dr Kathryn Choules is an accredited instructor of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction through the Medical School of the University of Massachusetts. She is an experienced adult educator and program developer with several years’ experience as an academic at universities in WA and Victoria, and she has been providing mindfulness and compassion training in WA since 2013.
1. Watts.K, O’Connor.M, Johnson.C, Breen.L, Kane.R, Choules.K, Doyle.C, Buchanan,G and Yuen.K (2020) Mindfulness-Based Compassion Training for Health Professionals Providing End-of-Life Care: Impact, Feasibility, and Acceptability. Journal of Palliative Medicine https://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2020.0358.
Registering for all PaSCE events and workshops is essential. Please ensure that you register all participants’ direct contact details to ensure that they receive all the required event information directly. Unfortunately we have had an increasing number of “No Shows” at our events during 2019. PaSCE will be charging a non-attendance fee for all events where there has been no notice of cancellation prior to the event. The fee will be the cost of the event for paid events or $20 per person for free events.
Information and Online Registraton: For more information and to register please see the Mindfulness-Based Compassion Training for Health Professionals flyer (102kb). Complete registration online at https://mbct4hp-01-nov-2021.eventbrite.com.au.
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