Webinar: Compassion Fatigue: How to Mitigate Funeral Care Burnout

Virtual Event  
Thursday, November 16, 2023 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM   iCalendar Central Standard Time

NFDA Webinar (1.5 CE Hours)

Free for Members

All times are U.S. Central Time

Compassion is a wonderful gift to those we help.

While the value of compassion in funeral care has gained increased attention, it remains a neglected focus of training. Vicarious trauma leading to compassion fatigue is changing the way funeral professionals think about self-care. Participants will explore how repeat exposure to traumatic deaths coupled with lengthy, irregular hours and the constant output of empathy can affect their cognition and emotional balance. Learn evidence-based techniques designed to mitigate the effects before it leads to career burnout.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Identify ways the concept of compassion fatigue applies to funeral professionals.
  2. Understand the complementary roles of stress management, resilience and career longevity.
  3. Learn evidence-based techniques that mitigate negative work-related effects.


Lynda Cheldelin Fell is a founding partner of the International Grief Institute and international bestselling author of over 35 books including the award-winning Grief Diaries series. A retired firefighter/EMT and bereaved mother, Cheldelin Fell has a background in trauma, grief, and holds a national certification in critical incident stress management. A popular keynote speaker and educator, she is a member of the continuing education faculty at Whatcom Community College teaching classes on resilience, managing grief in the workplace, and compassion fatigue. To research grief’s impact on society, she has interviewed people around the world including societal figures such as Martin Luther King’s daughter, and Heaven is For Real’s Pastor Todd Burpo. She has earned six national literary awards and five national advocacy award nominations for her work.


Approved for 1.5 CE hours by APFSP and by most state and province licensing boards.

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