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Clinician Well-Being: The Science of Self-Care (PD102577)

Presenter(s): Dunay L Schmulian, AuD, PhD
Course Description

Professional fatigue and self-care are critical issues for audiologists and speech-language pathologists. Without attention and intervention, professional fatigue can negatively impact a professional’s home life, relationships, personal well-being, work life, and/or ability to deliver person-centered care. This course explores the concepts of empathy, emotional contagion, compassion fatigue, vicarious traumatization, and burnout as they relate to the professions and offers tips to avoid and address these challenges.

Sponsor disclosure: This course is presented by the Ida Institute in partnership with ASHA Professional Development.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Describe the risks and challenges of self-care in contemporary clinical practice 
  • Describe characteristics, manifestation, and early warning signals of compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout 
  • Utilize an assessment tool to determine your professional risks for burnout 
  • Identify wellness strategies for overcoming fatigue in clinical practice

Presenter Information

Dunay Schmulian, AuD, PhD, is a communication pathologist who is passionate about facilitating people’s communication access through evidence-based, person-centered practice. Hailing from South Africa, she pursued a career in both Speech Pathology and Audiology, which took her to California, before settling on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia. She holds a PhD and clinical doctorate in Audiology and postgraduate degrees in Speech Pathology and Counseling. This course has its naissance in the clinics and academic institutions where has Dunay worked and managed staff, as she recognized the toll caring for others had on her, her staff, and therefore, the organization.

Financial Disclosures

  • Consultant and independent contractor for the Ida Institute

Nonfinancial Disclosures

  • None

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete and submit the learning assessment by the end date below.

Program History and CE Information

Content origination date: April 19, 2022
End date: December 31, 2024

This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2
ASHA CEU*: 0.2
Item #(s): PD102577
Available Through: December 31, 2024