iPC Health Webinar

Managing Stress and Building Resilience for Healthcare Professionals during COVID-19 Pandemic

Introduction:

COVID-19 is undoubtedly one of the most unprecedented public health crises the modern world has ever seen. It has disrupted our daily lives and confined us to our homes to avoid being exposed to the disease. However, we seldom stop to think about the frontline workers who are in constant exposure to the virus. Healthcare professionals have been selflessly working long and exhausting hours, making them particularly vulnerable to anxiety and stress. This immense stress, along with the ever-present risk of getting infected, impacts their mental health and ability to provide quality care. Preserving the well-being and mental resilience of healthcare professionals is important to ensure that health care services are not affected during these challenging times.

The Webinar focused on:

1) Understanding the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the physical and emotional health of healthcare professionals.
2) Recognizing specific stressors and warning signs of excessive stress.
3) Developing strategies to manage stress and reduce anxiety.
4) Role of the organization in safeguarding the mental well-being of their staff.

Dr. Suresh Bada Math

Dr. Suresh Bada Math, MD & DNB, PGDMLE, PGDHRL, PhD in Law, is a professor and the Head of Telemedicine Centre, Head of Forensic Psychiatry Services & Consultant, Community Psychiatry. Affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Dr. Suresh Bada Math is also a visiting faculty at National Law School (Bangalore), State Human Rights Commission and Karnataka Judicial Academy (Bangalore). He has edited 3 books and has to his credit 232 scientific articles published in indexed journals. He is also the recipient of ‘Prof-Raghuram’s-Distinguished Young Teacher Award and Dr. CV Raman Young Scientist Award.

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