This open-enrollment, self-study course is based on the archive of a webinar presented on June 13, 2017, though the collaboration of VetMedTeam and Trupanion, with the growing support of concerned companies and organizations. The webinar was the 1st in a series of free webinars addressing compassion fatigue, burnout, ethics exhaustion, and decreased career satisfaction. Unaddressed the outcome is often career and life threatening.
In a study conducted by Barry Kipperman, DVM, DACVIM, and others, results indicated the profession needs to take action at the educational and organizational levels. Veterinarians and their teams need to be aware of the detrimental effects the lack of pro-active discussion of the cost of care with pet owners has on patient outcomes.
And these detrimental effects directly affect veterinarians, credentialed technicians, and all team members. There is an epidemic of burnout, career turnover, and even suicide. Finding ways to address the financial limitations of pet owners is one of a number of factors in stemming this tide.
The results of the survey are eye-opening and an hour spent listening to Dr. Kipperman review his results will provide food for thought well worth the time invested. Please share this educational opportunity with members of your team and profession.