Stress in the healthcare profession has reached epidemic proportions. Burnout Syndrome (BOS) is on the rise, with over half of doctors and a third of nurses experiencing at least one symptom. Caregivers across the healthcare continuum all too often live with undiagnosed BOS. But this goes beyond practitioners—patients and individuals who are high achievers in the workplace or academic environments may also struggle with chronic physical and emotional fatigue, unidentified as BOS and also known as Compassion Fatigue.
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Identify who is at risk for BOS
- Explain the signs and symptoms of BOS
- Explain the evidence-based/informed interventions for BOS across the spectrum
- Discuss and implement interventions available for BOS
Nancy Gahles, DC, CCH, MBSR, is an integrative and holistic doctor specializing in the stress that underlies dis-ease body/mind/emotion/spirit; PTSD and spirituality in health and end of life care. She is a Doctor of Chiropractic, Certified Classical Homeopath, Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) practitioner, Ordained Interfaith Minister, published author and TEDTalk presenter, healthcare journalist, and integrative policy expert.
Gahles is owner of Health & Harmony Wellness Education Center and Spirit of Love—The Rockaway Sangha, a community of urban lay people practicing mindfulness, building resilience after the traumas of 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy. Creator of the Labyrinth Project for Resilience in Rockaway with the New York City Parks Department, Gahles is a member of the Board of Directors of the Integrative Health Policy Consortium, Advisory Council of the Integrative Health Symposium, and an advisor to Homeopaths Without Borders and the Association of Healthcare Journalists.