On-Demand CE Training

ODL 211: Communication and Ethics of Self-Care

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Revised on 06/14/2024

Target Audience:

This course is targeted for social workers, case managers, nurses, and counselors.


Most individuals decide to enter the helping professions because of a deep commitment to help others – often practicing in spaces that interact with people during vulnerable and uncertain times.  As we communicate with our clients/patients on the importance of self-care as a prerequisite for wellbeing, many of us are experiencing compassion fatigue or burnout.  Why is self-care especially important for helping professionals and how does practicing self-care intersect with upholding our professional ethical standards?  In this invigorating presentation, Jenny Buckley, RN, BSN, CHPN, will discuss the necessity for self-care as an ethical imperative, strategies for practicing self-care, and communication best-practices to promote self-care in your professional practice.  Participants will feel renewed encouragement to fuse self-care strategies into their everyday lives.

Course Objectives:

By the end of the session – the participant will be able to:

  • Describe communication strategies to promote self-care
  • Identify the ethical codes pertaining to self-care 
  • Summarize the ethical imperative of self-care for helping professions


Jenny Buckley, RN, BSN, CHPN

Jenny Buckley, RN, BSN, is a hospice and palliative care nurse with over twenty years of experience caring for individuals with serious advanced illness and their families. Driven by her passion for helping patients navigate their illness experience while keeping their quality of life in mind, Jenny takes pride in providing the best complete care planning and decision assistance for those she serves.  As founder of Jenny Buckley Care Matters, which she started in 2020, her goals include using her extensive personal and professional experience to provide guidance and resources during a family’s serious illness experience. In addition to providing support and presence for those in her care, Jenny is also a cancer survivor, blogger on her site HOPEspot, and a national speaker on topics surrounding hospice and palliative care.    


Social Workers
ASWB ACE – 2 Ethics CE Credits
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work – 2 Contact Hours
Case Managers
CCMC – 2 Ethics Hours
California Board of Registered Nursing – 2 Contact Hour
2 Ethics Hours*
NBCC ACEP – 2 Contact Hours
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners – 2 Contact Hours

* Some states do not require/accept ethics hours for counselors, for those cases contact hours will be awarded.

Please make sure to check with your own state board to ensure the transferability of CE credit for an asynchronous course. Some state boards may place restrictions regarding the modality of training required for ethics credits to be awarded. If this training indicates ethics credits are available, please verify that your state allows them to be earned through an on-demand course format.