Compassion Fatigue: The Cost of Caring webinar



11 am-12 pm Mountain Time



Primary Competency

Cultural Competency Skills

woman experiencing stress


Compassion fatigue is a form of burnout - a deep physical, emotional and spiritual exhaustion accompanied by acute emotional pain. Compassion fatigue can develop over time in those who help those experiencing trauma and suffering on a daily basis. In the midst of the ongoing pandemic, COVID-19 contact tracers are at risk for experiencing this emotional drain.  

This webinar will explore the subject of compassion fatigue, common symptoms, and discuss strategies for building resilience while performing a stressful job.

Audience: COVID-19 contact tracers, case investigators, and resource coordinators

Learning Objectives

After attending this training, you will be able to: 

  • Define compassion fatigue
  • Understand the impact of compassion fatigue on COVID-19 caregivers including contact tracers
  • Identify symptoms of compassion fatigue
  • Assess your level of compassion fatigue
  • Learn strategies to prevent and ease compassion fatigue
Length of Learning Opportunity
1 hour
Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts
This training will be presented by Kathie Garrett, retired Research Senior Instructor at the Colorado School of Public Health and trainer and curriculum developer for the Patient Navigator Training Collaborative. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). Her expertise includes behavioral science research, counseling, Motivational Interviewing program development and training, smoking cessation and health and wellness program development.
Development Partner(s)
Brought to you by the Patient Navigator Training Collaborative and the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center, with support from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

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