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Burnout and Compassion Fatigue Among Health Care Workers Reach Crisis Proportions

March 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Burnout and Compassion Fatigue Among Health Care Workers Reach Crisis Proportions – An Inside Look at This Complex Societal Challenge

Never before has the issue of worker burnout and compassion fatigue exacted such a toll on physicians, mental health care professionals, and other health care providers. Moderated by USA Today Breaking News Reporter, Jorge Ortiz, this expert panel features a physician who suffered from burnout, a psychologist, and a counseling professor. Together they will address physician burnout and compassion fatigue – important issues that have long existed but have only recently taken center stage due to the pandemic.

This panel discussion is part of Palo Alto University’s “At the Forefront Mental Health” series and takes place March 18, 2021, from 12-1:15 p.m. Panelists will discuss the causes and complex challenges compassion fatigue and burnout impose on health care workers and their families and how Covid-19 is pushing this long-time problem to new crisis proportions. Prevention strategies and how to address this issue will also be covered. The panelists are:

Matthew Cordova, Ph.D. – Clinical psychologist, Palo Alto University professor and co-director of the university’s Early Intervention Clinic.

Christophe Gimmler, M.D. – Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, practicing psychotherapist and founder of Resilience in Healthcare.

Karen Roller, Ph.D., MFT – Palo Alto University faculty member, clinical traumatologist, and compassion fatigue therapist.
Doctors Cordova and Gimmler are co-authors of a recent paper published by the Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the subject of preventing physician burnout.

This program is open to the general public.


March 18, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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