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Stress and Anxiety for Professionals in Healthcare
April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough invites you to attend a Zoom continuing education presentation:
Thursday April 28, 2022 from 6:30-7:30 pm
Presented by: Michael Sefton, Ph.D.
Director of Psychology and Neuropsychology,
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital
Healthcare professionals including nurses, doctors, and ancillary therapy staff often wrongly believe they are immune to the impact of stress. The fact is, being exposed to recurring episodes of human suffering, severe illness, and death will take its toll on each of us unless we construct resilience for healthy living. This presentation will offer an overview of the normal stress response at times of heightened pressure at work and home. Stress is unavoidable and often overlooked. Healthcare workers must know the signs of caregiver fatigue and maladaptive coping to avoid emotional languishing and career burn-out.
For career satisfaction and longevity, healthcare workers must learn to thrive in the face of sometimes overwhelming pain and suffering. Professional resilience requires healthy adaptation to the stress brought by a need to balance career growth and family demands. Employers need to understand these facts and work to provide support for staff or risk losing valuable human assets that may never be replaced.
1. What is the effect of stress on human body – normal reactivity.
2. Neurobiology of burn-out.
3. Adaptive ways of managing stress when there is no way of avoiding it.
4. Closure and resilience.
We will need your name, email and phone number. You will then get an official Zoom Invite the day before the presentation which will include the meeting ID and password for joining. After the presentation you will receive an evaluation form which you must complete in order to receive your certificate (via email). You must be in the presentation room no later than five minutes after the start or you will not gain entrance. If you leave the zoom presentation you will not be allowed back in.
1 Contact Hour available for Nurses
Whittier Health Network, Whittier Nursing Education is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Association Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.