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'Compassion Fatigue' is Topic of TWU Distinguished Lecture Series


HOUSTON — "Understanding Compassion Fatigue" is the topic of the Parry Distinguished Lectureship Series to be held Friday, March 4 at the Texas Woman's University Houston Center College of Nursing.

Sally P. Karioth, PhD, RN, a professor at the Florida State University School of Nursing and a trauma grief therapist, will present the lecture in room MGJ 724 of TWU's College of Nursing, located at 1130 John Freeman Blvd. in the Texas Medical Center. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. , with the lecture, a reception and a question-and-answer session scheduled from 9 a.m. until noon . Research poster presentations also will take place from 8:30 a.m. until noon . The registration fee has been waived courtesy of the TWU College of Nursing, but pre-registration is required by telephoning (713) 794-2100 by Monday, Feb. 21. Parking fees are the responsibility of the participant.

Dr. Karioth regularly speaks to national and international audiences. In 2001, she was employed by the U.S. Navy to work with victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon. She will discuss the mental and physical health effects of compassion fatigue as an example of secondary post-traumatic stress disorder. The purpose of the lecture is to help the nurse attendees explore strategies that can alleviate the negative consequences of compassion fatigue and maximize health and well being.

Dr. Karioth has received numerous awards, including the Joan Ashley Fiffick Award, given each year to the nation's most humanistic cancer caregiver.

The Parry Distinguished Lectureship Series is presented by the TWU Houston Center College of Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Beta Houston. Three CNE Type 1 contact hours have been requested from TNA.


For Further Information Contact:

Karen Treat
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Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: ktreat@twu.edu

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