The experience of emotional and psychological trauma is no great respecter of persons and is a near universal occurrence. Trauma affects individuals of all ages, races, genders, and socioeconomic levels. Research has increasingly uncovered the centrality of trauma as a contributor, and perhaps causative agent, to such disease processes as diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease […]
Conflict is often times destructive. Nothing can be more discouraging, painful and sad then having conflict with someone. Interpersonal conflicts are a normal and should be an expected part of life. However, few know how to handle conflict in a way that preserves relationships.
Conflict is aways with us and is no respecter of persons or organizations. It rears its head amongst individuals, families, companies, and businesses. Conflict is especially unavoidable in healthcare and human services-related fields. The long hours, stress, backbreaking work, and mountains of paperwork create a perfect storm of conflict.
What’s Communication Got To Do With It? No, this is not another rendition of Tina Turner’s famous song. Communication is a big deal. Not only is communication cited as a major reason why couples break up but it is a major reason why errors occur in healthcare and human services settings. Here’s a scary and […]
We are proud to announce that we have received a Web Health Merit Award. Read full press release below! NEWS RELEASE : 2013 WEB HEALTH AWARDS WINNER ClickPlayCEU.com is Honored in Summer/Fall 2013 Web Health Awards Competition ClickPlayCEU.com was selected as a winner in the 15th annual Web Health Awards program. Thiscompetition — held twice each year: […]
We are proud as peaches to announce that we won the 19th Annual Communicator Award of distinction for online video. Are peaches proud? Who knows and who cares, we just thought it was good use of alliteration. We digress, the real story here is that we are honored and humbled to receive an award of […]
Anyone caring long term for the acutely ill or traumatized is vulnerable to the psychological foe called compassion fatigue (CF). Even mothers of small children and adult children caring for aged parents are subject to the destructive forces of CF. It infiltrates the psyches of even those with the toughest skin, and it is found in […]
Also called “secondary traumatic stress disorder” or “the cost of caring”, compassion fatigue (CF) is an advanced form of burnout characterized by deep physical, emotional, and spiritual exhaustion. Developing slowly over time, it is a quiet and slow erosion of your ability to feel and care for others caused by the overtaxation of your empathy, […]
Watch the video above and vote for your favorite tobacco-wielding character by clicking on the links that pop up! As health and human services professionals, we’re on the front lines of people’s choices and habits, and the effects they have on people’s health. The information we’re able to share, and the attitude with which we […]
The words “beauty” and “healthcare” are not usually used in the same sentence. When we think of beauty, we think of an idyllic field of wildflowers, a gorgeous sunset, or a painting by Monet. What does beauty have to do with healthcare? Healthcare is messy, bloody, and filled with red tape, litigation, and stress. However, […]