Avoiding Burnout: Exhibiting Ethical Self-Care
DCFS CW Professional
About the course
Lisa Donze Jacob, LCSW
In this course, participants will explore the importance of exhibiting ethical self-care as a strategy to prevent and address workplace “Burnout,” the overwhelming of an employee’s physical and mental health due to a demanding position. Course topics include recognizing the difference between job Burnout and other types of trauma, identifying early warning signs and symptoms of Burnout, and acknowledging Burnout's impact on individuals and organizations. Participants will also learn about the ethical effects of workplace Burnout when providing care through a review of the NASW Social Work Code of Ethics. Sections of the code that are specific to workplace Burnout are discussed along with suggested tactics to use to combat ethical issues related to Burnout.
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