For Hospitals & Ambulatory Care



An Ideal Resource For:

  • High stress units, such as oncology, neurology, pediatrics, emergency, and trauma units.
  • Nurses, physicians, case managers, allied health professionals in acute care and outpatient settings.
  • Rehabilitation and psychiatric hospitals, plus correctional medicine.
  • Continuing education program leaders, such as nurse educators, staff development personnel, and unit directors.
  • Multidisciplinary team coordinators.

Excerpts from “Oxygen for Caregivers”


“Oxygen for Caregivers will spark important conversations about the wellbeing of those on the frontlines of health care. These conversations can certainly improve the quality and safety of care, as well as enhance the patient experience.

– Christina Thielst, FACHE, Vice President
TOWER, a patient experience consulting group


The Statistics:

  • Nurses are more likely to experience on-the-job violence than all other professions. (Ontario Nursing Association 2006)
  • One third of nurses were physically assaulted in the last year. There is a strong correlation between being assaulted and developing compassion fatigue. (Mathieu, 2012)
  • 37 percent of physicians may be clinically depressed. The rate of burnout among physicians is 45 percent. (Centor, Morrow, Poses & Vega, 2012)
  • 60 percent of healthcare workers feel burned out on their jobs. 21 percent always or often feel burned out. 34 percent are looking for a new job next year. (Career Builder survey, 2013)
  • Higher levels of burnout are associated with lower ratings of the quality of care. (Poghosyan, Clarke, Finlayson, Aiken, 2010.)
  • Most studies show that at least 40 percent and as many as 85 percent of helping professionals have compassion fatigue and/or high rates of traumatic symptoms. (Tatano, 2011)
  • Most studies show that at least 40 percent and as many as 85 percent of helping professionals have compassion fatigue and/or high rates of traumatic symptoms. (Tatano, 2011)

These are alarming numbers, all of which indicate that working in health care has become dangerous and costly – physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially. And who does it hit hardest? Most studies come to the same conclusion: compassion fatigue affects the most caring and dedicated.



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Oxygen for Caregivers is an exceptional program… it gives a systematic method of self reflection so that we can pay attention to early signs of burnout and address them constructively.?”

– Jason Prystowsky MD, MPH, FACEPEmergency Physician, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital