Empathy and compassion are important foundations for building positive relationships with the people you support. You will learn about what empathy and compassion are and why they matter in IDD services. You will also learn about strategies you can use to communicate compassion and empathy to the people you serve.
This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Empathy and Compassion
What Went Wrong?
What is Empathy?
What is Compassion?
Why are Empathy and Compassion Important?
Section 3: Putting Empathy and Compassion Into Action
Revisit Christian and Jennifer
Section 4: Conclusion
Jessica Gramp is a SME Writer at Relias. Her primary writing responsibilities are in the Health and Human Services vertical, in the content area of intellectual and developmental disabilities. Jessica received her Bachelor of Science in Health Science, with a concentration in Disability Studies and Human Development, from Stony Brook University. She has eight years of experience serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their supporters, including roles as direct support professional, case manager, and qualified professional. Her experiences and coursework over the years have allowed her to develop a strong knowledge of person-centered planning and care, community resources, and service delivery. Disclosure: Jessica Gramp, BS, QIDP has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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