There’s Nothing Wrong with Your Kit: It’s a System, Not a Self-Care Problem

How do you practice self-care when organizational culture perpetuates systemic racism? What are the limits of self-care for non-white colleagues in such an environment? This session will focus on racial battle fatigue and its impact on burnout for providers of color. Join us as we explore strategies to remain resilient, boost compassion satisfaction, and yes – still take care of yourself! Finally, we will explore the role of allies in mitigating situations that increase race-related stress in healthcare settings.

Behind the Mask: Moral Distress and Compassionate Care

What do you do as a clinician when the right choice is different than what you are being asked or required to do — or different than what you see going on around you? During this session we focus on moral distress, a phenomenon that nearly all clinicians will face at some point in our careers and that has been heightened during the COVID-19 pandemic. We identify how moral distress affects our ability to deliver compassionate care.

Beyond Band-Aids: Growing Mighty as a Team

What do you do as a clinician when the right choice is different than what you are being asked or required to do — or different than what you see going on around you? In this session we focus on moral distress, a phenomenon that nearly all clinicians will face at some point in our careers and that has been heightened during the COVID-19 pandemic. We identify how moral distress affects our ability to deliver compassionate care.

The Best Surge Protector: Self-Compassion

Do you tend to spend so much time taking care of others that you forget to prioritize taking care of yourself? Explore the relationship between self-compassion and the practice of self-care while balancing stressors faced as an oncology healthcare professional. Gain insight into personal and research-oriented practices to encourage prevention, recovery, and resilience.

Keeping Your Battery Charged: Fortitude for the Wore Out

In this presentation, psychologist Jamie Aten introduces the new science of fortitude and how it can benefit healthcare professionals and patients alike. Jamie takes the audience through an inspiring personal quest to unlock the ancient secrets of this neglected virtue through recent scientific breakthroughs.

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Preparing for the Next Storm: Resourcing Your Kit

Have you hit your breaking point or feel like you are getting close? Led by esteemed guest speaker Dr. Jamie Jacobs, this first session in the What’s in Your First Aid Kit? workshop series focuses on getting back to the basics of who you are, what is important to you, and how to weather this storm by preventing burnout. We take a comprehensive look at coping resources available to you, ask you to use your creativity to expand upon these resources and set intentions for self-care, and challenge you to rethink your approach to managing stress.

Support for Professionals

Health professionals, and more specifically oncology professionals, often experience burnout and compassion fatigue. Ruby, your virtual community navigator, will help professionals understand the importance of identifying the early warning signs of compassion fatigue and steps you can take to protect yourself and your team.