1 Refer to the "Are You Heading for Caregiver Burnout?" quiz.
2 Complete the survey and reflect on your own results. Analyze the structure and assumptions behind the assessment.
RESULT OF QUIZ SURVEY IS 15
12-17: Toast (already burned out)
It`s a wonder -- and a blessing -- that you were able to find and take this quiz. You`re running on empty, or is it more like barely running? Although you want to do your best for the person you`re caring for, realize that your own health is at stake -- and if you don`t look out for Number One, you won`t be able to help the person or persons in your care.
What to do: You need immediate help. Learn how to tell the difference between the normal stress of caregiving and depression and consult with someone you trust -- a doctor, clergyperson, counselor, or therapist, for counseling -- and seek out medical assistance. At minimum, you need a physical checkup. You may also benefit from other therapies or from a break from caregiving that`s as short-term as a vacation or as permanent as a relocation of the person in your care.
Using the results from the resources, write a 200 word reflection on results and how you plan to combat compassion fatigue and burnout, and how you plan to promote your own spiritual growth.