Closing Keynote: Deciphering the Intersection of Caring for Self & Caring for Others (105)

3:15 – 4:30 pm Saturday, August 19

While the caring professions reap an abundance of benefits in the realms of compassion satisfaction and relationship building, they are also at risk for a multiplicity of professional pitfalls, such as moral distress, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout. Oftentimes, the professional horizon where self intersects with others can be blurred or obscured, thus influencing the relationships between self and others.  We will honor the art of caregiving while reflecting on intentional self-care that could influence our professional horizon.