NEW DATE - Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT  (Boston Time)

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Resilience has been described as the ability to adapt positively in the face of stress and adversity, to recover from these difficulties, and potentially gain strength from them. Developing and sustaining core resilience is needed to maintain our personal well-being and professional effectiveness. Complex clinical settings call for providers to draw from a varied skillset of self-care and self-renewal tools. Micro-doses of resilience are defined as brief, focused, self-directed renewal practices that inhibit the stress response and promote well-being. Micro-doses of resilience allow the care provider to select self-care options that best suit their in-the-moment needs. Mastering micro-dose practices can become the foundation upon which to build lasting self-care habits.

According to an article published earlier this year 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 education about resilience for healthcare providers.


  1. State workplace stressors that detract from personal well-being and professional effectiveness
  2. Identify micro-doses of resilience that are suitable for care provider use in clinical settings
  3. Return demonstrate (virtually) one micro-dose resilience practice





Marie M. Shanahan , MA, BSN, HN-BC

President, CEO
The BirchTree Center for Healthcare Transformation View Full Bio


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 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.



Mental Health and the Covid-19 Pandemic

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