Mindfulness and Compassion in Uncertain Times: Care for the Caregiver (On-Demand)

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 2.25
    • CNE: 2.50
    • Other: 2.25
  • Cost: $10.00
  • Release: Jun 30, 2020
  • Expires: Jun 30, 2021
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    2 Hour(s)  15 Minutes
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Profound changes in healthcare, PPE shortages, changing treatment guidelines, patients dying alone, sick colleagues and family members, long hours at work or home -- no wonder so many healthcare workers feel overwhelmed and exhausted.

How can you manage the intensity -- especially when in the thick of it? How can you care for yourself when you get home?

Mindfulness and compassion practices, adapted from ancient wisdom traditions by contemporary researchers and clinicians, can be surprisingly useful. From this video, you’ll learn how and when to use these practices to care for yourself while caring for others, and have opportunities to share experiences in a supportive atmosphere.

Join Dr. Ron Siegel as he covers:

  • Uncertainty, fear, and price of staying on high alert
  • The right practice for each moment: when to put emotions aside and when to process them
  • The science of mindfulness: proven tools for stress reduction and emotional regulation
  • Empathy fatigue and the promise of compassion
  • Working with inner and outer critics under stress
  • Self-Compassion practice: soothing ourselves while soothing our patients

This program was recorded in two parts in May 2021.  

You may watch the video at no cost but there is a small $10 processing fee if you wish to obtain a CME or NCPD (CNE) certfifciate.

 

Faculty

Needs Statement

According to an article published earlier this month in the New England Journal of Medicine, “the novel nature of SARS-CoV-2, inadequate testing, limited treatment options, insufficient PPE, extended workloads and other emerging concerns are sources of stress” for healthcare providers.

This virtual training will provide self-care techniques to healthcare providers in the age of COVID-19.  .

Reference: Mental Health and the Covid-19 Pandemic, Betty Pfefferbaum, M.D., J.D., and Carol S. North, M.D., M.P.E. April 13, 2020  DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp2008017

 

Target Audience

Physicians, Nurses, and other Health Care Providers.

 

Objectives

At the end of this program attendees will be able to:

  • Develop a personal mindfulness practice
  • Apply self-compassion techniques for self-care
  • Describe strategies to regulate emotions under stress and process them later

 

Accreditation

Physicians
Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses
Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours 2.5 of which 0 are eligible for pharmacology credit.

 

Faculty Disclosure

Boston University School of Medicine asks all individuals, and their spouses/partners, involved in the development and presentation of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) activities to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. This information is disclosed to CME activity participants prior to the start of the educational activity. Boston University School of Medicine has procedures to resolve all conflicts of interest. In addition, faculty members are asked to disclose when any unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices is being discussed.


FACULTY/PLANNING COMMITTEE

Stephen Brady, PhD
Guerette Symposia Course Director

Carmela A. Townsend, DNP, MS/MBA, RN
Lead Nurse Planner
Continuing Medical Education Office, Boston University School of Medicine

Claire P. Grimble, CMP
Conference Operations Manager
Continuing Medical Education Office, Boston University School of Medicine

Ronald Siegel, PsyD
Faculty and plannners have no relevant financial conflicts to disclose and do not plan on discussing unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product.

 

Contact Us

For questions regarding this CME/CE activity, please contact the CME Office by phone, 617-358-5005 or email cme@bu.edu.

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How To Earn Credit

  • Follow instructions to register or log in with your professional information
  • Watch the entire video
  • Complete and submit the online evaluation
  • A certificate of accreditation or participation will be available for download/printing immediately following your successful completion of the evaluation

 

Disclaimer

THIS CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM IS INTENDED SOLELY FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES FOR QUALIFIED HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS. IN NO EVENT SHALL BOSTON UNIVERSITY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN IN RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PROGRAM. IN NO EVENT SHOULD THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PROGRAM BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL CARE. NO PHYSICIAN-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP IS BEING ESTABLISHED.

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