In the palliative care setting, patients present with many emotional and physical challenges. Dealing with issues associated with death and dying and cumulative loss can impact on the wellbeing of clinicians, whether they work regularly in that setting or not.
Whether working as a sole practitioner or as part of a team, every health professional needs to consider how they take care of their own mental and physical health and achieve a work / life balance. Burnout and compassion fatigue can be serious consequences of workplace stress.
Self-care strategies include:
Watch Palliative Care Bridge's Clinical supervision - caring for the care provider
Read the GRPCC's Clinical Supervision Guidelines (260kb pdf)
Visit palliAGED's Self-Care Supporting Staff Working in Palliative Care
Last updated 06 September 2021