ACAPT's Leadership Academy (ALA) hosted this Educational Leadership Conference (ELC)
2020 pre-conference and post-conference webinar. Attendees will
discover the causes and consequences of burnout and compassion fatigue
at the individual level and the organizational level. Strategies to
build resilience to counter these effects at the individual and
organizational levels will be discussed.
Purchase the Fighting Burnout: It's Not All Up to You pre-conference and post-webinar were recorded October 2020 and November 2020 respectively.
therapist educators, researchers, and clinicians are increasingly asked
to improve productivity while meeting challenging requirements of the
educational and health care systems. Burnout has become “a crisis” as
healthcare educators and providers cope with multiple sources of stress.
The characteristics of burnout include emotional exhaustion,
depersonalization, and low personal accomplishment. In addition,
episodes of compassion fatigue—taking on the emotional burden of
others—may decrease the practice of self-care and positive health
practices by physical therapists.
compassion fatigue are caused by individual factors, but they can also
be caused by a “systems issue.” For example, burnout can occur
throughout organizations when leadership decisions are not transparent
or when communication is not encouraged. Almost all resilience efforts
are directed toward individuals. However, it is equally, if not more
important, to address systemic or institutional causes.
The attendees of this presentation will:
- Identify the causes and consequences of burnout and compassion fatigue on an individual level
- Compare and contrast this with the sources and effects of burnout at the organizational level
strategies for enhancing resilience at the individual and
organizational levels to counter the negative effects of burnout and
Target Audience: PT educators, Academic Faculty, Clinical Educators, Clinical Instructors
- $50 for ACAPT members
- $75 for non-members
- Anne Mejia-Downs PT, MPH, PhD
Anne Mejia-Downs is
a physical therapist, educator, and consultant. She is an Associate
Professor at the College of Saint Mary in the Division of Health
Professions. She has been a physical therapist faculty member for 30
years, recently as an Associate Professor in the Krannert School of
Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis for 14 years. She has
taught courses in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy,
pathology, health promotion, service learning, and public health. Dr.
Mejia-Downs received a BS in PT from the University of Colorado, a
master’s in public health in Health Behavior from the University of
North Carolina, and a PhD in Health Promotion and Wellness from Rocky
Mountain University of Health Professions. She has published multiple
peer-reviewed manuscripts, chapters in cardiopulmonary PT texts, and
delivered numerous national presentations. Her areas of scholarship
include cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions, service learning, and
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