Stan Haegert, MD, MPH

Rev. Stan Haegert MD MPH

Try Not to Fry: Preventing Burnout in Medical Mission

Breakout Session
Faith Hall 346

Heading to a tropical setting to serve with a medical mission? Don’t forget your sunscreen! Besides increased exposure to the sun’s rays, you’ll also be exposed to “rays” that can increase your risk for compassion fatigue, exhaustion and burnout. In this breakout session, we will look at these exposures and try to equip you with some “protection factors” that will help you avoid “getting burned” as you serve.

Objectives

1. To understand the special "exposures" experienced by medical missionaries that can lead to burnout.
2. To equip participants with strategies to manage these exposures and respond to them in health-enhancing ways.