An Evidence-Based Look at Compassion Fatigue: Diagnosing the Doctor and Healing the Healer, Part 1

December 2018 by Brian A. DiGangi, DVM, MS, DABVP, Senior Director, Shelter Medicine, ASPCA

Audience: Executive Leadership, Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers, Veterinary Team

Video Length: 41:46

Much attention has been drawn to the issue of compassion fatigue in animal healthcare fields in the past few years

This presentation explores the various definitions of compassion fatigue, reviews the evidence of its impact on healthcare professions and the symptoms of compassion fatigue in ourselves and others, and explains the importance of self-care in protecting against its detrimental effects.

Get introduced to a variety of evidence-based tools and resources to create a meaningful self-care plan.

This presentation was recorded at the 2018 ASPCA-Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference.

About Dr. Brian A. DiGangi

After earning his DVM at the University of Florida in 2006, Dr. DiGangi completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine, surgery, and critical care, a residency in Shelter Animal Medicine, and received his MS in Veterinary Medical Sciences in 2010. He has published research on canine heartworm disease, veterinary field clinics, feline adoption, pregnancy detection and immunology. He is board certified in both Canine and Feline Practice and Shelter Medicine Practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.

He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the American Heartworm Society and served two terms as President of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians. Prior to joining the ASPCA, Dr. DiGangi was a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Florida.


 

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