Building upon the lessons below, learners will also critique assigned articles, participate in discussion boards, and compose a comprehensive essay that requires personal application of the course content.



Week 1: Concept of Self-Care


A brief history of self-care

Definition of self-care

Examining self-care practices


Week 2: Burnout, Moral Injury, and Compassion Fatigue: The Cause


Define burnout and compassion fatigue

List stages of burnout

Discuss the common signs and symptoms of someone going through burnout or compassion fatigue


Week 3: Building Resilience: Is the Scene Safe


Assessing your nutrition and sleep hygiene

Identify evidence-based individual resilience strategies



Week 4: Building Resilience Continued


Assessing activity, mental, emotional, and spiritual health

Identify evidence-based individual resilience strategies

Develop a personal resilience plan


Week 5: Self-Care Resilience Rx: Community


Friends with health benefits

Friendships, community, and service promote healthy life

Strategies for building healthy relationships


Week 6: Stress Management, Burnout and Compassion Fatigue


The physiology of stressing

Identify the root cause(s)

Owning your feelings


Week 7: Resiliency in chaos


Identifying stressors, burnout, and compassion fatigue outside your control

Develop emotionally intelligent strategies

Discuss decision-making strategies in a chaotic or emotionally stressed enivronment

Stay or Go? Making the tough decision


Week 8: Engage in Change


Lead the way in promoting self-care

Engage in advocacy

Share your story! Make your voice heard