COVID What We Have Learned? Where Do We Go From Here? How Best To Help Our Patients – And Ourselves - Move Forward. (Part Of The Fall 2021 Virtual Guerette Symposia Series)
Our collective priority for the past 18+ months, as COVID-19 ravaged the world, has been survival. Surviving in a literal sense, as well as surviving difficulties and challenges created as a function of being in a pandemic. As we prepare to manage the aftermath, the focus shifts to tasks such as regrouping, redefining, grieving, and determining how best to move forward in a world characterized by uncertainty, increased vulnerability, volatility, and loss. It is vital that we understand the ways in which these challenges present themselves to medical and mental health providers as we strive to move forward. It is also vital that providers engage in self-reflection as to their own personal losses and to consider how to navigate our professional responsibilities without compromising our own well-being. Data on the medical and psychological effects of the pandemic in the United States will be presented, as well as concrete strategies for assessment and intervention within a trauma-informed lens will be presented.
This program will take place virtually on Zoom. Please register here and connection information will be sent 48 hours prior to the meeting.
This program is designed for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, psychologists and other primary care clinicians.
At the end of this program the learner will be able to:…..
- Discuss the ways in which the Pandemic has affected health and well-being in the United States
- Identify ways to utilize trauma-informed patient care in response to COVID-19
- Identify concrete strategies for assessment and intervention for patients and providers
This program will cover:
- Statistics on deaths and bereavement from COVID-19
- What we know about medical and mental health sequelae – to include domestic violence, physical/sexual/psychological abuse, non-COVID health concerns, substance use, obesity…
- What we know about global trauma and their sequelae, based on previous events
- Important considerations
- Backdrop of other events (racial strife, political unrest, etc
- Social determinants of health and racial inequities
- Trauma-informed care
- Cultural sensitivity
- Motivational interviewing
- Ethical issues
- Common challenges and practical strategies for addressing – including assessment and intervention of such, including
- Vaccine hesitancy, vaccine refusal, masking
- Anger, depression, anxiety
- Sleep disruptions and insomnia
- Disengagement from medical care more generally
- Managing our own fears and stressors as professionals and also as people
- Stigma of seeking and receiving mental health care for medical professionals
- Sources of support (eg helplines, referral sources)
Jori Berger-Greenstein, PhD
Dr. Berger-Greenstein received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Behavioral Medicine from Bowling Green State University. She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the Boston University School of Medicine. She is also the Curriculum Director in the Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine Program at the Boston University School of Medicine, where she teaches courses in Counseling Techniques, Behavioral Medicine and Applied Health Psychology, and Advanced Ethics. She works clinically and academically with issues related to trauma/PTSD and behavioral medicine. She is an Staff Psychologist in Adult Behavioral Health at Boston Medical Center, where she is also a member of the Hospital Ethics Committee and the Ethics Consult Team. She also recently completed a Fellowship in Bioethics at Harvard Medical School's Center for Bioethics.
Speaker has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Speaker does not plan on discussing unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product.
Stephen Brady, PhD | CME Course Director
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Boston University School of Medicine
Janice Furlong, MSW | Social Work Advisor
Clinical Associate Professor, Boston University School of Social Work
Robert C. Guerette, MD | Planning Committee
President, New England Educational Institute
Carmela A. Townsend, DNP, MS/MBA, RN | Accredited Provider Activity Director
Continuing Medical Education Office, Boston University School of Medicine
Debra M. Winters, APRN-BC, AACRN | CNE Nurse Advisor
Community Research Initiative (CRI)
CME Program Manager: Claire P. Grimble, CMP
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Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
- 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Boston University School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 2.25 ANCCBoston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
- 2.00 APAThis activity is being co-sponsored by the Boston University Gerontology Center and Boston University School of Medicine. The Boston University Gerontology Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Boston University Gerontology Center maintains responsibility for the program.
- 2.00 Participation
Regular Rate: $75
Student Rate: $25
BUSM/BMC/BU Alumni: $60
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