COVID-19 and the Delta Variant have caused significant stress, trauma, death, and grief globally at a level not seen in 100 years. No populations have been spared, but health care and humanitarian workers have been impacted disproportionately. While caring for patients/clients, health care workers have often been at risk of catching COVID, and risked bringing COVID home to their families and loved ones. This webinar will delve deeply into the risks of COVID and examine issues related to planning safe re-entry for staff and patients. There will be a informative presentation by Dr. Rajeev Bais, an expert in infectious disease, followed and panel discussion, including Drs. Dinali Fernando and Richard Mollica, and finally, a question and answer session with the webinar attendees.
After attending this webinar participants will:
- Learn how the Delta Variant has affected SOT clinics and projects and thus, be able to plan for more in-person encounters with patients/clients in a safe manner.
- Gain a fuller understanding as to how the dynamics of the health care worker – patient/client relationship sifted due to the lack of face-to-face encounters and how to best address this issue.
- Identify the importance of the principles of self-care.
References and Resources:
There were a number of studies referenced in this webinar and we encourage you to review the PowerPoint for further information on them. Below are a few selected references.