American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Compassion Fatigue: You Really Can Care Too Much

Dr. Manahan

Presented by Michele Manahan, MD, MBA, FACS
Monday, November 11, 2019
6:00–7:00 pm (CDT)

This webinar will provide information about the phenomenon of compassion fatigue. Participants will gain further understanding of the concept and will learn how to recognize the condition. Suggestions to mitigate its effects will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives

  • Define compassion fatigue in personal and professional life
  • Recognize warning signs of compassion fatigue
  • Understand potential ways to minimize distress related to compassion fatigue

More about Michele Manahan

Michele Manahan, MD, MBA, FACS, is an associate professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. She is originally from Norcross, GA. She attended Harvard College, followed by Johns Hopkins Medical School. Her combined plastic surgery residency training was completed in Baltimore at the Johns Hopkins/University of Maryland program.

Dr. Manahan performs the full spectrum of plastic surgery with an emphasis on personalizing the patient care experience in breast reconstruction and aesthetic surgery. She serves in several roles for national professional organizations addressing advocacy, health policy, patient safety, liability, and quality measure development. She is currently the President-Elect of Med Chi, the Maryland State Medical Society. She has a particularly strong interest in personal empowerment within health care, working to improve independence and strength among health care professionals and patients. As such, she has served as Chair of the ACS Women in Surgery Committee (WiSC) Personal Empowerment Subcommittee during her time as Young Fellows Association Liaison to the WiSC.

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