Nursing Grand Rounds: Relational Strategies for Avoiding Compassion Fatigue

This online course provides an overview of compassion fatigue including definition, impact on healthcare providers, and disengagement. Relational strategies for gratifying clinical care and reducing compassion fatigue will be presented.

Target Audience

This CNE course is designed for RNs, LPNs, social workers, and healthcare professionals in all practice settings.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe Compassion Fatigue & its negative impact on providers
  • Explain how disengagement increases rather than decreases Compassion Fatigue
  • Identify 4 Relational Strategies that can make clinical care more gratifying and reduce Compassion Fatigue among front-line caretakers

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.40 ANCC
  • 1.40 ASWB
  • 1.40 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

This course will be presented via a recorded presentation.


Autumn Fiester, PhD
Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Education
Faculty Program Director
Master of Bioethics and Master of Science in Medical Ethics
Division of Medical Ethics
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania  
Philadelphia, PA

Course Director
Denise Rismeyer, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
Nursing Education Specialist-Continuing Nursing Education Program
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Department of Nursing
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit Statements

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.40 ANCC contact hours. 

Social Work: 
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 1.40 general continuing education credits. 

Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

Available Credit

  • 1.40 ANCC
  • 1.40 ASWB
  • 1.40 Attendance


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Cancellation and Refund Policy

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