Wala'a Awwad is a physiotherapist who works with survivors of torture and trauma to facilitate healing
Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems
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Compassion fatigue, burnout and secondary traumatic stress can occur when working with displaced persons in complex situations, and it is essential to recognise what these look like. Self-care is any activity we do deliberately to take care of our mental, emotional and physical health. It "refuels us, rather than takes from us.” This course will focus on developing an understanding of what self-care is, recognising stress and providing strategies to manage self-care.
The aim of this course is to explore the role of self-care for rehabilitation professionals working with displaced persons.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
This course is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers. Community Health Workers, Nurses or Medical Doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.