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Health care burnout 101: Occupational therapy for the clinician and the client

Kat Dikeakos
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Thursday, September 26, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
This one-day interactive workshop will focus on building a strong foundation for how to assist with healing work-related burnout and how to foster work/life balance using occupational therapy intervention and skills. Participants will learn about the nervous system, the occupational and functional life impacts of burnout, and the aftermath of providing care during the COVID-19 pandemic on health care professionals. Participants will explore burnout in acute, outpatient and private practice settings and evaluate the impact of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and self-efficacy on return to work. The unique position of occupational therapists in assisting with burnout prevention, management and recovery will be discussed. Opportunities will be provided to network and to practice skills in small groups throughout the workshop. Journaling throughout this workshop is encouraged and a template will be provided. There will also be several stretch and movement breaks throughout the day. Occupational therapy clinicians and students in occupational therapy programs who wish to be able to identify symptoms of burnout and to develop a plan to prevent or manage burnout, for themselves and for their clients.
By the end of this workshop, you will: Gain an in-depth understanding of the nervous system's response to stress. Be able to identify symptoms of burnout in yourself and your clients. Understand the occupational therapy role in burnout management/recovery. Apply occupational therapy practice skills to burnout recovery. Gain confidence in your ability to identify and manage work-related burnout.