And there’s even more to Oxygen for Caregivers…

There are three one-hour sessions in the program, in which you learn to:

  • Incorporate into your lifestyle, strategies and tactics that are known antidotes to burnout.
  • Make distinctions between compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout, and recognize them as occupational hazards.
  • Identify three personal warning signs for the onset of compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout
  • Gain a broader perspective on how others successfully cope with stress.
  • Apply three proven principles that build resilience.
  • Self evaluate in five stages that lead to a customized self care plan, using all of the practices, principles, tactics, strategies and resources above.

As a result: an ever wiser compassion as we change, grow, and thrive in our service to others.


Did you know that…


  • Nurses are more likely to experience on the job violence than all other professions. One third of nurses have been physically assaulted in the last year.
  • The rate of burnout among physicians is 45%. More than one third of physicians may be clinically depressed.
  • Nearly half of all third-year medical students report burnout.
  • The stress scores of palliative care workers are higher than patients newly diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • 90% of trauma workers are verbally abused and more than 40% are physically assaulted at work.
  • 57% of social workers have been threatened and 16% physically assaulted.
  • 40-85% of all healthcare workers experience compassion fatigue and/or vicarious trauma, and 20% experience burnout that often ends their occupation.
  • Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council estimated that if nursing burnout rates were reduced to 10%, Pennsylvania hospitals would prevent more than 4,000 infections and save $41 million every year.


Working in health care and emergency services has become dangerous and costly – physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially. And who does it hit hardest? Most studies come to the same conclusion: compassion fatigue affects the most caring and dedicated.


Does this sound like a good situation to you? These are the very people upon whom our health and survival may depend one day.


Oxygen for Caregivers is an antidote to burnout and a vital step towards healthier caregivers. Please help us get the word out about this program.


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