Compassion fatigue: Caring for the caregiver

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Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Category: Training

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The Wayne State University School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development welcomes all members of our community to join us for a special interactive discussion:

Compassion fatigue: Caring for the caregiver

In this one hour presentation, participants will learn about what compassion fatigue is and how we get it.  They will learn to recognize the factors leading to compassion fatigue. They will also learn about the signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue. Finally, they will create a compassion fatigue action plan to prevent/manage the development of compassion fatigue. 

Learning objectives: 

  • Learn about compassion fatigue is and how we get it.
  • Recognize the factors leading to Compassion Fatigue.
  • Discuss the signs/symptoms of Compassion Fatigue.
  • Create a compassion fatigue ‘action plan’ to prevent/manage the development of compassion fatigue


Basim Dubaybo, M.D.
Vice Dean

Beena G. Sood, M.D., M.S. 
Professor of Pediatrics

Guest Speaker:

Lisa MacLean, M.D., is the Chief Clinical Wellness Officer for the Henry Ford Medical Group in Detroit, Michigan where she develops programming to assist clinicians in optimizing healthy coping strategies, finding good life balance and delivering high quality health care. Prior to her appointment at Henry Ford Health in 2017, Dr. MacLean served as Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Career Development at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. MacLean’s has a long relationship with Henry Ford Health System. Previously, she worked at Henry Ford Hospital where she served as Psychiatry Residency Program Director, Chair of the Graduate Medical Education Committee, and Director of Education for the Psychiatry Department.

Target Audience: Wayne State University School of Medicine faculty, staff, medical students, fellow and residents

 The Wayne State University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Wayne State University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest: This program is not related to specific diseases or conditions but rather deal exclusively with medical education. Therefore there are no potential conflicts of interest with ineligible companies as defined by ACCME and there is no need to identify, disclose or mitigate commercial conflicts of interest.

October 2021