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  • Katelyn Carey

    Katelyn Carey

    Clinical Nurse Educator, Author, Speaker

    Class: Keynote

    Session Title: Brain Hacks and Breasts: The Science of Compassion
    Understand how compassion (instead of empathy) can guide us to protect and care for ourselves and our patients/clients. Understanding the science behind stress and trauma processing allows us to steer clients in the direction that will bring them to a place of joy and recovery. Using breast cancer patients as examples, this presentation will help you learn how to communicate effectively, hold a boundary of compassion, and ensure that you go home at the end of the day feeling fulfilled instead of exhausted. You will walk away with compassion-based communication tips and an emotional first-aid kit that you can use to improve your own well-being. 

    Learning Objectives: 
    1. Analyze how initial interactions can profoundly affect client/patient experience.
    2. Review cognitive research on the ways that stress affects mental processing.
    3. Discuss different interventions and how they improve client/patient care & engagement.
    4. Build a toolbox of methods that support you as a caregiver.

    CEUs: ABCOP: 1.0 Scientific | BOC: 1.25 Scientific

    About Katelyn Carey

    Katelyn Carey has worked in critical care medicine and healthcare education for over twenty years. She specializes in educational support around resiliency and recovery, as well as crisis communication and team/self-care. Katelyn has spent the last decade studying cognitive science and trauma-informed care principles. Her gift lies in taking these multifaceted, complex science concepts and turning them into accessible, easily processed recovery strategies for patients and caregivers. Katelyn is the author/founder of the Beauty After Breast Cancer book and project, an award-winning speaker, a full-time nurse, and a mastectomy patient. She is happy to be speaking at Focus Conference 2023, sharing the perspectives from both a medical and patient viewpoint.

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