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Caring for the Caregiver: Addressing the Emotional and Mental Well-being of Healthcare Workers

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
10:30 am – 3:30 pm CT

A Virtual Event

$60 Live Remote Registration Fee
$45 On-Demand Registration Fee

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The emotional tolls of the COVID-19 pandemic, stay-at-home orders, and social unrest brought new visibility to underlying societal issues of racism, inequity, and mental distress inadequately addressed in prior years. In 2020, the census estimated that 48% of American adults had faced feelings of hopelessness or depression in the last year, an increase of more than double the measured result in 2019. In late 2020, a survey of over 1,100 healthcare workers by Mental Health America found that 93% of health care workers were experiencing stress, 86% reported experiencing anxiety, 77% reported frustration, 76% reported exhaustion and burnout, and 75% said they were overwhelmed.

Healthcare workers have been increasingly burdened by the incredible demands on the front lines and at home. The impact of ongoing mental and emotional distress is projected to continue into the foreseeable future. These issues will continue to influence the well-being needs of our employees, their families, and our communities for months and years to come. As a result, healthcare organizations will need to find new models for effectively addressing employees’ mental and emotional resilience and well-being. Join us for an interactive session to share best practices and innovative solutions in supporting employee mental well-being.

Learning objectives:

  1. Learn about various peer-to-peer support models and their impact during the past year.
  2. Learn about comprehensive approaches hospitals and clinics are deploying to support the sustained stresses provided by caretakers and all healthcare workers.
  3. Hear how healthcare systems are equipping clinic staff to serve patients who express racist feedback and providing support for their staff.

Sponsored by Health Enhancement Research Organization, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 4.5 total Category I education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 4.5. Provider ID# 101039

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