Health care professionals are frequently involved with higher stress situations, and lactation providers can find themselves in stressful, compassionate, and sometimes difficult situations as well. Research now shows us the difference between stress (both good and bad), burnout, and compassion fatigue. This session will assist you in learning if you are at more risk, how you can determine where you are in that continuum, and ways to provide effective self-care so that you can go on to provide assistance in the profession you love.
- Kathy Parkes
- 1 L CERP / 1 Pre-IBLCE exam hour
- Access period:
- One week
- Lecture recorded for Health e-Learning
Kathy Parkes is a registered nurse, IBCLC, and Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association (FILCA) with over 30 years of experience in lactation management and education. She has been actively involved with breastfeeding coalitions at the local, state, and international levels. Now a published author, her first book, “Perspectives in Lactation: Is Private Practice for Me?”, sold out the first printing in only 48 hours. Kathy has worked in multiple lactation settings, including the hospital, private practice, education, home health care, and in the US-based Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program. As a Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator, Kathy heads the Perinatal Loss Program at her hospital, and leads a Griefshare program in the community.