Lunch and Learn program, Compassion fatigue is focus

Giving of ourselves to help others is the essence of compassion, but there’s something many of us forget: We have to take care of ourselves if we are to care for someone who needs us. If we don’t, we put ourselves at risk for exhaustion and burnout, and we’ll be in no condition to help others as much as we want to, if at all.

On June 28, Alive Hospice’s Lunch and Learn Series will help participants take care of themselves as they care for others. This upcoming program, titled ‘Compassion Fatigue,’ will be held from 12-1 pm at the nonprofit agency’s administrative office, located at 1718 Patterson St. in Nashville.

Lunch will be provided, and attending is free. RSVP by contacting Alive Hospice Community Outreach Coordinator Keith King at 615-346-8418 or <kking@alivehospice.org>.

The June 28 program will show attendees how to recognize the symptoms of compassion fatigue and what they can do to manage it. They’ll also laugh, refresh and leave inspired. This program will be beneficial for anyone who is often called upon to support others, including health care professionals, faith leaders, family caregivers, parents and friends.

Alive Hospice is a nonprofit organization that provides compassionate end-of-life care, palliative care and grief support services in 12 Middle Tennessee counties. For more information about Alive Hospice, call 615-327-1085 or visit <www.alivehospice.org>.

Alive Hospice provides loving care to people with life-threatening illnesses, support to their families and service to the community in a spirit of enriching lives.