Managing stress and effectively coping during the COVID-19 pandemic

Dr. James Jackson PsyD

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Lecture overview

The current Covid-19 pandemic has challenged not only entire hospital systems but also thousands of healthcare providers who are increasingly grappling with mental health difficulties such as anxiety and distress.   This webinar aims to describe psychological challenges faced by health care providers, to provide a framework to understand these challenges and to provide practical insights and guidance to help optimize coping and enhance emotional functioning.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this lecture, the attendee will be able to:

  1. Articulate reasons why mental health problems are possible and pose significant concern during the current pandemic. 
  2. Identify warning signs that indicate the existence of stress and coping difficulties. 
  3. Initiate steps to attend to and improve self-care and emotional functioning. 
  4. Discuss with friends and colleagues the principles of effective coping. 
  5. Create an organizational culture conducive to promoting mental health. 

This lecture is equal to 1 CE Contact Hour, 1 CPD Hour, and 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit



Additional CME Info

Release Date: February 1, 2020, Termination Date: January 31, 2023

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of EB Medicine and Continulus. EB Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: EB Medicine designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per lecture. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Commercial Support: This activity received no commercial support.

Earning Credit: In order to earn CME credit, the participant must take the pre-test, listen to the lecture, take the CME post-test, and complete the post-test evaluation.

Duration 1 hour(s).

Lecture speaker

Dr. James Jackson

Dr James Jackson, PsyD, is the Assistant Director of The ICU Recovery Centre at Vanderbilt (one of the only clinic in the US devoted to treating survivors of critical illness), a Research Associate Professor and the Lead Psychologist for the CIBS Centre at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He earned his PsyD degree in Clinical Psychology at Biola University in July 2001, completed a psychology residency at the Vanderbilt/VA Psychology Consortium, and was a VA Clinical Research Centre of Excellence (CRCOE) Fellow and a Visiting Scholar at the Oliver Zangwill Centre in Ely, England, where he received extensive training in neuropsychological rehabilitation. 

As a licensed psychologist and active researcher and clinician, he is one of the world\s leading authorities on depression, PTSD, and cognitive functioning in survivors of critical illness. He has authored over 90 scientific publications in leading scientific journals and has been interviewed in articles in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and many other prominent media venues. 

Dr. Jackson is a popular lecturer and has spoken at academic meetings, major universities and medical centres around the globe.


CME Faculty Disclosure: It is the policy of EB Medicine to ensure objectivity, balance, independence, transparency, and scientific rigor in all CME-sponsored educational activities. All faculty participating in the planning or implementation of a sponsored activity are expected to disclose to the audience any relevant financial relationships and to assist in resolving any conflict of interest that may arise from the relationship. In compliance with all ACCME Essentials, Standards, and Guidelines, all faculty for this CME activity were asked to complete a full disclosure statement. The speaker did not report any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) discussed in this educational presentation.