Date & Time
Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
502 The Pandemic's Impact on the Mental Health of Health Care Professionals and Front-Line Staff*

Research is beginning to reveal the emotional toll on mental health from the pandemic. One of the hardest hit groups are those working in health care. Reports of nurse and physician suicides shine a spotlight on the fear, devastation, and social isolation experienced by so many. This presentation will highlight recent studies regarding the impact on mental health, the increase in suicide and mental suffering, and strategies to provide support for health care staff.

Educational Objectives:

Describe the impacts of the pandemic on the mental health of health care providers and frontline workers

Discuss the risk for suicide for health care professionals and frontline workers

Identify strategies to recognize signs of emotional distress related to the pandemic

Level: Intermediate