The coronavirus pandemic has impacted physicians, and other first responders physically and emotionally. The daily occurrence of very sick and contagious patients, sheltering behind critically required PPE, the necessity to quarantine from family and friends after working long shifts, and the lack of time to mourn exact a toll. The continuing trauma of this pandemic on mental health can be eased by Psychological First Aid in response to experiencing and living this demanding time on the front lines.
James Baker, MD, MPH, a pain management and substance use disorder specialist affiliated with UMass Medical School, consultant to MCSTAP, and Chair, Mental Health and Substance Use, will host.
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (TM). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.