Stress Management & Self-Care for Homecare Clinicians During COVID-19
Our work and lives are increasingly stressful. Dealing with too much stress can harm our health, relationships at home and at work, and lead to burnout. The popular Professor Elizabeth Galik returns to explore issues of stress and strategies for stress management and self-care for both clinicians and administrators during these challenging times. This session will be moderated by Dr. Charlene Brown.
You will learn how to distinguish stress from burnout and serious psychiatric conditions and implement action and emotion-oriented stress management approaches.
Elizabeth Galik, PHD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP
Dr. Elizabeth Galik is a Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and a nurse practitioner who specializes in improving neuropsychiatric care practices for older adults and their caregivers. In addition to her teaching, she has served as the Principal Investigator of 4 externally funded research grants that focus on working with caregivers to optimize function and physical activity and effectively manage behavioral symptoms among older adults with dementia.
Dr. Galik provides patient care to older adults and their caregivers in outpatient clinics, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and also has developed a house call practice for dementia symptom management. She has served as a Past President of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association, a Scientific Review member for the National Institute on Aging and the International Psychogeriatric Association. Additionally, she is the Co-Editor in Chief of Caring for the Ages and an expert advisor for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to improve behavioral health and reduce the inappropriate use of psychotropic medications in long term care and acute care settings.
Charlene Brown MD, MPH, FACPM
Dr. Charlene Brown is a public health physician expert who has overseen testing and outreach strategies for multiple global pandemics. As a Medical Officer at USAID, she advised local teams tackling the HIV pandemic in nearly 20 countries across 4 continents. She contributed to global policy frameworks for diagnostic testing through consultations at the World Health Organization. Prior to USAID, Dr. Brown served as the Deputy Health Commissioner for Medical Operations at the Baltimore City Health Department and led multiple medical safety reviews on antiviral drugs for the FDA.
Dr. Brown has authored multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and been featured in national and local news outlets discussing COVID-19 and testing, including Yahoo Finance, the Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, and Vox. She served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Emory Medical School and has worked as a clinician in retirement homes, rehabilitation hospitals, primary care clinics, homeless shelters, and more
As a physician entrepreneur, Dr. Brown founded CNA Simulations VR, a reimagining of clinical training for certified nursing assistants through virtual reality. Before that, she founded Caregiver Jobs Now, an award-winning platform connecting caregivers to meaningful jobs in senior care. Dr. Charlene Brown is Board-certified in Preventive Medicine, trained in internal medicine, licensed to practice in Maryland, and a Fellow in the American College of Preventive Medicine. She is a graduate of Princeton University, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Brown serves on the Community Health Board of Keswick Multi-Care.