de Souza Institute
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Addressing Compassion Fatigue, Managing Grief and Loss Amongst Healthcare Professionals (CFGL03APR18)


Dr. Mary Jane Esplen

This course focuses on teaching health care professionals how to recognize and assess the impact of grief and loss on their practice. Professionals will learn how to recognize and assess situations, engage in meaningful and appropriate communication and learn coping mechanisms to reduce the risk of compassion fatigue. This course was formerly known as Managing Grief & Loss: Acknowledging Impacts and Nurturing Health Care Professionals.

If you are interested in a customized one-day workshop format for 20+ participants in your organization, please contact us.

Course Syllabus

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the types of grief experiences and their specific impacts on health care professionals;
  2. Apply tools for self-assessment to recognize indicators signaling difficulties in coping and managing grief and loss;
  3. Plan communication strategies to facilitate coping and build a support systems to facilitate work life balance.

Course Requirements

To receive your certificate and a 0.25 credit toward your de Souza designation, you are required to:

  1. Complete a pre-course evaluation
  2. Submit a personal case scenario
  3. Participate fully in at least 4 out of 6 sessions
  4. Complete the final assignment
  5. Complete a post-course evaluation

Video Conferencing

This course includes weekly 1.5 hour video conference sessions (also available in-person in dowtown Toronto), during which participants will listen to the course facilitator teach the topic of the week and interact with others through the live video conferencing system. The real time sessions will occur between 3:30pm to 5:00pm.

Weekly Dates 


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018


Time Commitment: Approximately 13 hours

Course Syllabus: To view the course syllabus, please click HERE


This course is open to regulated health care professionals with any level of experience: from novice to experts. 


Payment must be received by April 30, 2018. For more information, please visit our Cancellation & No Show Policy.

Participants can pay for this course online by credit or debit card or send a cheque to:

de Souza Institute
700 Bay Street
Suite 1903
Toronto, ON M5G 1Z6
Last Day to Register
Apr 30, 2018
Course Starts
May 7, 2018
Fee (CAD)

Registration is closed.

Course Ends
Jul 2, 2018
Last Drop Date
May 11, 2018
Learning Hours
de Souza Designation Credits
0.25 credits under Developing Professional Practice and Leadership
Mixed Modality [eLearning and webcast]