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LTC Office Hours: COVID-19 Fatigue Got You Down?
November 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
1pm MT | 2pm CT | 3pm ET
We are all tired of COVID, but the hits just keep on coming, and are disproportionately affecting the long-term care space. As we prepare for the challenges of fall and winter, please join us for this interactive Office Hours session that will feature special guest speaker Dr. Lea Watson.
Dr. Watson will discuss the importance of recognizing COVID “fatigue” and how to manage the chronic stress it has caused. It is easy to become desensitized to the magnitude of loss, which is dangerous and unhealthy. The antidote is mindful awareness, resilience training and gratitude for the good that is always present. She will also highlight the importance of meeting this moment as one of opportunity to advocate for reform in our industry. In doing so, we can find purpose in a time of chaos and uncertainty. Like no other time, we are all in this together. Dr. Christine LaRocca, Telligen Medical Director, will join the conversation.
- Describe three examples of why nursing homes have disproportionate stress during COVID
- Discern the difference between acute and chronic stress
- List three traits of resilience that can be practiced and cultivated
Dr. Watson is a board-certified adult and geriatric psychiatrist with a passion for creating a culture of appropriate psychotropic prescribing in long-term care settings. She prioritizes common sense, avoiding harms and keeping the patient’s and family’s goals of care at the heart of all endeavors. Because of the shortage of geriatric psychiatrists in the United States, she developed a model of consultation and training to extend the reach of this highly needed, but limited specialty to the people that need it most – the primary care providers responsible for care, and families. Dr. Watson is a published author, popular speaker, and a recipient of numerous awards for research and teaching.
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