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During my mortuary college years I read a book entitled, “Who takes care of the Caretaker“.  I don’t remember all of the details of the book because it’s been over 40 years since I read it.  However, what I do remember is that it drilled into me loud and clear that “I could not be a caretaker to others if I didn’t first “take care” of myself.”  I thought of that book when I received this informational press release about funeral directors taking care of themselves:

Death care and other caretaking professions are facing unprecedented levels of burnout as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic—and burnout can impede our ability to offer kindness and compassion to others. These workers carry an enormous responsibility: for many, funeral directors are their first entry into grief and loss and the experience with making arrangements can set the tone for a person’s grief journey.

On Tuesday, May 24 at 6:00pm (ET) for the webinar “Minimizing Burnout in Death Care Professionals,” experts will identify warning signs of compassion fatigue and offer strategies for balancing empathy with self-care.

For more information and to register for this FREE event click here

This discussion is for YOU, and our moderator, Joél Simone Anthony (@thegravewoman) will be posing questions from the chat with our panel of experts:

-Charles Figley, Ph.D,  Paul Henry Kurzweg, MD Distinguished Chair in Disaster Mental Health and Associate Dean for Research, School of Social Work Professor, and Director of the award-winning Traumatology Institute at Tulane University

-Julie Kaplow, PhD., ABPP, Executive Director of the Trauma and Grief (TAG) Center at The Hackett Center for Mental Health

-Hui-wen Sato, MSN, MPH, RN, CCRN, Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse

This webinar is brought to you by Speaking Grief, a public media initiative working to create a more grief-aware society. Speaking Grief is produced by WPSU with philanthropic support from the New York Life Foundation.”

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