Tending the Flame workshop addresses resiliency training for physicians, nurses and medical residents

Tending the Flame 2018 workshop participants.

The Remen Institute for the Study of Health and Illness (RISHI) at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine will host a course-training workshop for physicians, nurses and medical residents on April 26–28. The workshop is one of many provided by the institute to help combat compassion fatigue among health care professionals.

Tending the Flame: A Training Workshop for a Course in Resiliency and Work Satisfaction will be offered at Mills Park Hotel, 321 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387. It begins at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 26, and ends at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 28.

The workshop will draw on the award-winning discovery model methods of RISHI’s national and international educational programs. It offers participants the opportunity to discover the power of meaning and transform the experience of their daily work, revitalizing their commitment and reinvigorating their service intention.

Educators will be trained to offer the resiliency program at their sites by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., professor of family medicine and RISHI founding director; Evangeline Andarsio, M.D., clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology and director of RISHI; and Rianna Lloyd, DNP, director of the Power of Nursing.

Evangeline Andarsio, clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology and director of RISHI.

“Most residents, fellows, physicians, and nurses live far more meaningful lives than they realize,” Andarsio said. “Experiencing the meaning already present in their daily work does not require changing what they do but helping them see familiar things in new ways.”

Using reflection, poetry, symbolism, narrative, art, journaling, generous listening and small-group sharing, workshop participants will revisit their original calling; discover the personal meaning hidden in their daily routines; and learn self-help methods to reclaim and sustain passion for their profession.

For more information on the workshop, visit the RISHI website. Registration also may be submitted online. The deadline to register is March 19.

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