Five Key Stressors Hospice Professionals Face, with Guidance for Support

By Joy Berger, DMA, FT, BCC, MT-BC, Founder and CEO of Composing Life out of Loss

Hospice professionals help others face death and loss, while juggling interdisciplinary communications, quality compliance regulations and ever-evolving technologies.

You are continually there for families and their dear ones who are passing away.

But what about you?

In caregiving professions, it is easy to get swept up in the needs of others and forget that you need support and nourishment as well. In this ebook, noted industry author and speaker Dr. Joy Berger shares guidance for how to manage five stressors that hospice professionals face daily:

  • Suffering, death and loss
  • Emotional overload
  • Juggling caregiving with regulations and paperwork
  • Technology challenges
  • Finding time for yourself

Learn ways to cope and take care of yourself so you can continue to be there for your patients and family.

About Dr. Joy Berger
A frequent speaker and teacher for end-of-life care professionals, Dr. Joy Berger is Founder and CEO of Composing Life Out of Loss, a company that equips hospice organizations to help families cope with serious illness, hospice, and grief. She has served as Director of Education for Weatherbee’s Hospice Education Network and Director of the Hospice Institute (formerly part of Hosparus, Louisville, KY). She was awarded the National Heart of Hospice – Psychosocial Spiritual Care by the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Care Professionals.


Five Key Stressors Hospice Professionals Face, with Guidance for Support