Suggestions from Project Associates
Especially for Animal Caregivers
Compassion Satisfaction: 50 Steps To Healthy Caregiving by Patricia Smith.
To Weep for a Stranger: Compassion Fatigue in Caregiving by Patricia Smith.
The Caregiver's Bill of Rights!
James Madison had his Bill of Rights in 1789. Finally, over 200 years later, caregivers across America have theirs! They may not be law, but they will certainly help you with your continuing journey towards resiliency and compassion satisfaction.
Download the PDF here!
The Ten Laws...
The following are 'Ten Laws' to help you create a healthier workplace for yourself, provide healthier care for others, promote healthier change in your life, and practice better self-care. Print them out and put them up where others can see. Make sure people are aware you are dedicated to positive change in your life by following these simple rules...The Ten Laws Governing Authentic, Sustainable Self Care
CFAP Statement on Workplace Violence:
Recent workplace violence highlights the need for employers to do everything possible to protect their employees. This is particularly important in caregiving environments in all of the helping professions due to the emotional and often intense interactions caregivers experience on a daily basis.
The Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project has compiled a Zero Tolerance workplace violence template for concerned caregiving organizations to post within plain view of staff, visitors, consultants and anyone else who enters the premises. We urge you to use this template as is, or edit it to mirror the language of your distinct corporate culture.
For further information and materials on workplace violence, go to the United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) website atwww.osha.gov.
30 Big Trends in the Field of Nursing in 2015, by Nursing School Hub
Caregiver Stress: Remembering to Take Care of Yourself, by Fawne Hansen
Compassion Fatigue and the Female Caregiver, by Patricia Smith
Note to Self: Let It Go, by Patricia Smith
Doctor and Patient: Offering Care for the Caregiver, by Pauline W. Chen M.D.
Compassion Fatigue: When Caring Hurts Too Much, by Rick Asa
Recognizing and Managing Compassion Fatigue: A Path to Wellness, by Patricia Smith
Financial Advisors Face a Crisis of Confidence, by Dan Jamieson
Courage and Caring: Step Up to Your Next Level of Nursing Excellence, by Sandra Ford Walston
Moral and Ethical Distress a Heavy Burden for Nurses, by Melissa Wirkus
Compassion Fatigue: How Much Can I Give?, by Peter Huggard MPH, MEd.
When the Caring Gets Tough; Compassion Fatigue and Veterinary Care, by Peter and Jayne Huggard
Utah medical unit departs to care for Iraqi detainees, by Matthew D. LaPlante
24 Best Books on Caregiving, by Judith R. Sands, RN
Dare to Care: Caring for our Elders, by Cheryl Carmichael
Transforming Compassion Fatigue Into Compassion Satisfaction: Top 12 Self-Care Tips for Helpers, by Françoise Mathieu, M.Ed., CCC.
Running On Empty: Compassion Fatigue in Health Professionals, by Françoise Mathieu, M.Ed., CCC.
Low Impact Disclosure: How to Stop Sliming Each Other, by Françoise Mathieu, M.Ed., CCC.
Dark Water: Stress After Trauma, by Opal Rose
The Art and Science of Caring for Others without Forgetting Self-Care, by Charles R. Figley
Understanding and Preventing Compassion Fatigue; A Handout for Professionals, by Dr. Angelea Panos
Campbell, Joseph; The Hero's Jouney
Frankl, Viktor E.; Man’s Search for Meaning: An Introduction to Logotherapy
Hilfiker, D.; Healing the Wounds: A Physician Looks at His Work
Hopkins, Jeffrey; Cultivating Compassion: A Buddhist Perspective
Housden, Roger; Ten Poems to Change Your Life
Lehrer, Jonah; How We Decide
Morrissette, Patrick J.; The Pain of Helping: Psychological Injury of Helping Professions
Myss, Caroline; Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Steps of Power and Healing
Myss, Caroline; Sacred Contracts: Awakening Your Divine Potential
Myss, Caroline, C. Norman M.D. Shealy; The Creation of Health: The Emotional, Psychological, and Spiritual Responses that Promote Health and Healing
Pearson, Carol; The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By
Rosenberg, Marshall B.; Non-Violent Communication: A Language of Compassion
Saakvitne, Karen W. and Laurie Anne Pearlmanl; Transforming The Pain: A Workbook on Vicarious Traumatization
Schweitzer, Dr. Albert; Out of My Life and Thought
Simon, David, M.D.; Free to Love, Free to Heal: Heal Your Body by Healing Your Emotions
Taylor-Brown, Barbara; Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith
Trevino, Haven; The Tao of Healing: Meditation for Body and Spirit
Walston, Sandra Ford; Courage: The Heart and Spirit of Every Woman
Figley, Dr. Charles and Robert Roop; Compassion Fatigue in the Animal-Care Community
Harbolt, Tami L.; Bridging the Bond: The Cultural Construction of the Shelter Pet
Masson, Jeffrey Moussaieff; When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Life of Animals
Masson, Jeffrey Moussaieff; Dogs Never Lie About Love
Sichel, Elaine; Circles of Compassion
Von Kreisler, Kristin; The Compassion of Animals