MedCircle Original Series

Combating Compassion Fatigue & Provider Burnout

Compassion fatigue and burnout are real & can be incredibly debilitating. Here’s how to spot the signs, cope with symptoms & prevent it in the first place.

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Series Overview

How Provider Burnout is Different than On-the-Job Stress 12 Min

Learn the three major indicators of chronic burnout, and how burnout feels different than typical on-the-job stress.

Compassion Fatigue: What It Looks Like & How to Avoid it 7 Min

Is it possible to be too empathetic with your patients? In this session, you’ll learn where to draw the line when having empathy for your patients in order to maintain your own mental health, and what to do if you’re already experiencing compassion fatigue.

How to Spot the Signs You’re Experiencing Chronic Burnout 8 Min

Provider burnout is much different than regular workplace stress. So what causes it, and what does true chronic burnout actually look like? In this session, you’ll get a breakdown of the risk factors, the symptoms, and how to spot them.

How to Manage Stress (Best Practices of Happy Providers) 12 Min

There are stress management strategies you can implement before the onset of full-blown provider burnout. In this session, You’ll learn Dr. Judy’s self-check system for ensuring you’re correctly managing workplace stress, and a step-by-step preventative process for avoiding burnout.

When & How to Find Professional Help for Burnout 13 Min

According to Dr. Judy, 90% of workers who experience burnout also experience a type of clinical depression. So professional intervention is a crucial part of the path to recovery. In this session, you’ll learn the most effective treatment options for provider burnout and how to find them.

How to Manage Burnout & Still Practice Empathy with Patients (Long-Term Tools) 9 Min

How can you strike that balance of being an engaged, empathetic provider while still avoiding burnout in the long-term? In our final session, you’ll get actionable strategies you can implement to maintain that balance.


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About the Series

Too many hardworking individuals chalk up burnout to “normal” day-to-day stress. The reality is that workplace stress can cross the line into chronic burnout quite quickly, and without the sufferer realizing it. In fact, up to 77 percent of those who work on the front lines – like healthcare workers and emergency responders – experience severe, chronic burnout at some point in their careers. More often than not, it still goes unrecognized, unaddressed and untreated because it’s mistaken as “part of the job.”

This chronic condition stems from the workplace but affects all aspects of a sufferer’s life. Dr. Judy Ho has the actionable strategies for how to cope with burnout and compassion fatigue, and how to prevent it in the first place.

Burnout is not part of the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) – so this series is a crucial new tool for combating compassion fatigue and chronic burnout.

Who is this series for?

The majority of healthcare and front line workers experience burnout at least once in their careers. Regardless of where you are on your own mental health journey, this series is the perfect companion to ensure you maintain your mental health and wellness, no matter what your job throws at you.

Even those who work in fields unrelated to healthcare will find extreme benefit in the burnout prevention tactics and stress management strategies this series offers.

"As a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) I've experience provider burnout more times than I care to remember. Understanding compassion fatigue has helped me become a better provider, and a better friend, and spouse. Thank you for this series and thank you to Dr. Judy."
Alex M.

In this series, you’ll discover:

  • The three major mental health consequences of chronic, unaddressed burnout
  • How you can spot the differences between regular workplace stress and chronic burnout
  • What “compassion fatigue” entails and how to tell if you’re experiencing it
  • How to recognize the signs of burnout in yourself – both before it becomes full-blown chronic burnout, or if you’ve been experiencing feelings of burnout for an extended amount of time
  • The best practices of happy, mentally healthy healthcare workers
  • The signs you should seek professional help for burnout and what treatments work best
  • How to balance burnout prevention while still practicing compassion with your patients

“We need to take care of ourselves before we take care of someone else… we’re all human. We’re not immune to this… you have to give yourself that leeway and grace that you might have some of your own stressors that come up.”

Triple Board Certified Clinical & Forensic Neuropsychologist, Ph.D.


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You can get free access to all 6 segments of this video series when you become a MedCircle Member. You’ll also get access to every video series from the MedCircle doctors.