Minimizing Burnout in Death Care Professionals

Caretaking professions are facing unprecedented levels of burnout as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic—and burnout can impede our ability to offer kindness and compassion to others. Those working in the funeral industry are facing unprecedented challenges yet carry an enormous responsibility: for many, funeral directors are their first entry into grief and loss and the experience with making arrangements can set the tone for a person’s grief journey. In this webinar, experts will identify warning signs of compassion fatigue, and offer strategies for balancing empathy with self-care.


Joél Simone Anthony aka The Grave Woman


  • Charles Figley, Ph.D., Paul Henry Kurzweg, MD Distinguished Chair in Disaster Mental Health and Associate Dean for Research, School of Social Work Professor, and Director of the award-winning Traumatology Institute at Tulane University
  • Hui-wen Sato, MSN, MPH, RN, CCRN, Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse
  • Julie Kaplow, Ph.D., ABPP, Executive Vice President of Trauma and Grief Programs and Policy, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute; Executive Director, Trauma and Grief Center at the Hackett Center for Mental Health

This presentation is intended for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health condition. Please consult your physician or other qualified health care provider immediately if you are experiencing any suicidal thoughts. If you are in crisis, help is available through texting FUTURE to 741741 for free, 24/7 support in the U.S and/or calling the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at: 1-800-273-8255. More information is available here: