Managing Stress & Worry During the Pandemic - Streaming Video only - 6 Hours
Describes how survival behavior is produced by the brain. Identifies the characteristics of cognitive appraisals, core beliefs, emotions, and moods. Discusses the positive and negative effects and impacts of acute and chronic stress, and the major causes and pathways of the stress response. Describes the physical, mental, and emotional consequences of COVID-19 for patients, their families, and healthcare providers. Discusses methods of preventing chronic stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic by building resilience and optimism. Discusses effective stress management strategies, including mindfulness, relaxation body therapies, cognitive-behavioral therapy, medications, diet, and exercise. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized across the disciplines to improve patient care outcomes.