Evidence for Program Efficacy
Wellspring evaluates all of its programs on an ongoing basis. Evaluative feedback for the Care for the Professional Caregivers program has been consistently outstanding, with almost 100% satisfaction ratings for the program content, leadership, and recommendation of the program for colleagues.
In addition to the evaluative feedback, Wellspring led a research project to assess the effectiveness of the program in reducing the experience burn-out in the workplace. Results showed that program participation impacted significantly on a measure of emotional exhaustion, which is a key ingredient of burn-out. The study was published in the Journal of Cancer Education, and is available here.
Logistics and Cost: This is a full day, fee-for-service program, which accommodates a maximum of 20 participants. It is a combined psychoeducational and supportive care program, led by three experts who specialize in professional caregiver support.
The program fee is $4000*, inclusive of:
- Pre-program meeting between program leaders and managers who wish this program for their staff
- Adaptation, if needed, to address the specific concerns of the organization accessing the program
- Wellspring centre venue
- Leadership of three experienced professionals
- Breakfast and lunch
- Program evaluation and compiled evaluation report
*Understanding the budgetary constraints within the health care system broadly, Wellspring considers reduced costs for multiple sessions