Webinar: Wednesday, 2/24/21 from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST. Click here to register.
The COVID-19 crisis has particular implications for Survivors of Torture programs and non-hospital-based organizations are starting to ask questions about safely providing services now that vaccination is possible for many staff and clients. What are the ethical considerations about safely returning to in-person services? Do we need to mandate that staff get vaccinated? Clients? Can we still infect others if we have been vaccinated? How can we as providers assure our clients have current and accurate information on vaccination?
In this webinar, Dr. Rajeev Bais and Dr. Edwin Hayes of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Carolina Survivor Clinic in Columbia, SC, draw on their experience in both hospital-based and community clinic-based work to present a brief description of the COVID-19 virus, its prevalence, and treatment. They will also provide up-to-date information on vaccination, considerations for providing vaccination information in a multi-cultural environment, and approaches for addressing vaccine and equity concerns among underserved clients.
Objectives: Staff of all disciplines are encouraged to attend. After attending this webinar participants will:
- Have new tools for developing or strengthening their program’s approach to COVID vaccination
- Be able to recognize current and novel treatment options for COVID-19
- Be able to identify good practices and ethical considerations for talking with clients about COVID-19 vaccinations
- Be able to locate resources to help themselves and their clients obtain accurate information on COVID-19
- Learn/adapt approaches for addressing vaccine hesitancy and equity concerns among underserved clients
Certificates of completion are available for participants who attend the session and complete the feedback survey.