2021 Department of Supportive Care Medicine Grand Rounds | The Inescapable Certainty of Uncertainty: Maximizing Personal and Professional Wellness
The world is confronted by a once in every hundred-year pandemic. As with prior pandemics (1400's and 1918), pandemics cause major social disruptions leading to high levels of acute stress resulting in heightened levels of vulnerability for self and loved ones. Multiple stressors from the current pandemic make it even more essential to have effective ways to manage stress. High levels of chronic uncertainty in the face of serious threat increases a sense of lack of control and predictability. As the death toll in the United States approaches 500,000 as a result of the current Covid-19 pandemic, there is an emergent need to learn ways to cope with ongoing uncertainty.
There is little data in managing uncertainty and few interventions that are evidence-based in large part because we have not had to cope with a pandemic of this magnitude for over 100 years so we lack the experience to do so. It is essential to describe the role that uncertainty plays and how to cope with the complex impact of the current Covid-19 pandemic.
This activity is oriented to address the educational needs of all health care providers of the multidisciplinary team.
- Outline the characteristics of and implications of chronic uncertainty.
- Integrate evidence-based interventions for managing distress-related uncertainty.
- Demonstrate skills discussed for self-management: such as mindfulness meditation, emotional regulation, creation of satisfying tasks with a beginning, middle and end and how to engage social support.
- Integrate skills discussed with patients: verbalizing fears, keeping diaries, support groups, counseling.
- Outline the various types of cultural diversities (gender, age, race, religion, culture, etc.) that relate to demographics, diagnosis and treatment.
Virtual Meeting- Zoom
Matthew J. Loscalzo, LCSW, APOS Fellow Liliane Elkins Professor in Supportive Care Programs; Administrative Director, Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center; Executive Director, Department of Supportive Care Medicine; Professor, Department of Population Sciences; City of Hope
Mr. Loscalzo has indicated that he does not have anything to disclose.
ACCREDITATION STATEMENT: City of Hope is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CREDIT DESIGNATION: City of Hope designates this live webinar for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The following credit type(s) are being offered for this course:
• AMA PRA Category 1™ 1.0
The following may apply AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for license renewal:
Registered Nurses: Nurses may report up to 1.0 credit hours toward the continuing education requirements for license renewal by their state Board of Registered Nurses (BRN). AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may be noted on the license renewal application in lieu of a BRN provider number.
Physician Assistants: The National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ accredited courses are acceptable for CME requirements for recertification.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™City of Hope is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
City of Hope designates this 2021 Department of Supportive Care Medicine Grand Rounds | The Inescapable Certainty of Uncertainty: Maximizing Personal and Professional Wellness for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ requirements. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Attendance