Helping Patients and their Families Cope with COVID-19 and Its Lasting Effects

About the Course
We are told by some that the pandemic is abating. Cases are leveling out. We can enter our “new normal” at varying rates of speed. But what does this mean? The issue becomes even more confusing when we hear about the “second wave” of cases. Probably the biggest concern is that there are still so many unknowns. What does “new normal” look like? As with the pandemic itself, nurses will be called on to help others deal with the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. This course examines some of the possible long-term effects of this global health problem and explores potential ways nurses can help patients and their families deal with life after the pandemic.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
  • Discuss two long-term effects of COVID-19 on global health.
  • Explore how nurses can help patients and their families deal with life after the pandemic.
About the Presenter:
Karen S. Ward, PhD, RN, COI, Professor Emerita, Nursing, earned her BSN and her MSN. in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. She received her PhD in Developmental Psychology from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. She has served as full-time faculty at three different academic institutions. She began at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, leaving to pursue doctoral study. After teaching at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Dr. Ward moved to Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia and then back to MTSU. Dr. Ward has presented and published in a variety of areas, including child abuse and neglect, mental health issues, such as dealing with stress, cross training in a general hospital, and antidepressant treatment. She has made presentations for numerous conferences at many local, state, regional, national, and international sites. Her experience with presenting and publishing allows her to assist both faculty and students in getting their own ideas disseminated. 

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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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Course ID: 39362