Physician Wellness During the Pandemic
Saturday, March 13, 2021
8:05am – 8:50am
The enduring COVID-19 pandemic has significant emotional impact on health professionals, many of whom experienced burnout before the pandemic. In this session, we will review manifestations of burnout and common psychological reactions seen in health professionals during this crisis. We will cover principles of psychological first aid, their applications to supporting physician well-being and practical strategies that can help coping with the sustained stress of this pandemic.
- Describe stressors experienced by health professionals related to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Explain principles of psychological first aid (PFA)
- Describe coping strategies based on PFA principles to support self and colleagues
Chantal Brazeau, MD
Assistant Dean for Faculty Vitality
New Jersey Medical School and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Chief Wellness Officer
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Dr. Brazeau has disclosed that she has no financial conflict of interest relevant to this presentation.
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The following planners and reviewers have stated that they have no conflict of interest relative to this activity: Theresa J. Barrett, PhD, CMP, CAE; Mirela Feurdean, MD; Tamie Proscia-Lieto, MD; Jonathan Shammash, MD, FACP; Nayan Kothari, MD, Christine Bersani, Kathleen Cavallo; Herb Holland