Nursing: Stress and Self-Care for Nurses in the Time of COVID-19

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About the Webinar Course

This webinar course has been previously recorded.  

This webinar course provides a chance for participants to learn about the connections between stress and health, assess stress in their own lives, as well as learn, practice, and apply stress management strategies. Strategies include behavioral and cognitive changes, assertiveness, time management, nutrition, meditation, and other relaxation techniques. The webinar draws from the work of many theorists and researchers including Kabatt-Zinn, Benson, Folkman and Lazarus, and Candace Pert.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this webinar course, the learner will be able to:
  • Interpret and apply the concepts of stress and health.
  • Describe and synthesize strategies to integrate stress management strategies for self, patients, and colleagues.

About the Presenter:
Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT

Dr. Debra Rose Wilson is a health psychologist and a nurse. She has worked for many years gaining expertise in public health, obstetrics, complementary and alternative therapies, epidemiology, breastfeeding trends, wellness, disease prevention, and higher education. Seeking to view health from outside the western model, Dr. Rose completed a Master of Science in Holistic Nursing, then with a focus on psychoneuroimmunology  completed a PhD in Health Psychology. Dr. Rose has worked in maternal/infant health, public health, program development, and nursing education. She has delivered over 150 formal presentations and is an internationally known speaker on stress and self-care, holistic nursing, and complementary therapies. With over 100 publications, her research experience includes: healing for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, autoimmune disease, breastfeeding, complementary therapies, and women’s health. Her current research areas include: stress, stress management, autoimmune disease, and immune function. Dr. Rose was the managing editor of the International Journal of Childbirth Education 2011-2019. She has taught graduate courses in psychoneuroimmunology, holistic nursing, biopsychology, stress and coping, complementary and alternative therapies, herbology, mental health nursing, health policy, stress and coping, as well as other courses for both graduate psychology and undergraduate nursing schools. Dr. Rose has a private practice as a holistic nurse, providing grief counseling, clinical hypnosis, and lactation consulting. Dr. Wilson was named the 2017-2018 American Holistic Nurse of the Year. She is a life-long learner seeking graduate education in physics and teaches at Austin Peay University and Walden University. 

Content Reviewer:
June Thompson, DrPH, MSN, RN, FAEN

Dr. Thompson has a long history of working in emergency care and in the community.  She holds a doctoral degree in public health with an emphasis in epidemiology and health services administration.  Dr. Thompson has held academic positions at the Ohio State University, the University of Texas, and the University of New Mexico.  She is currently the Lead Nurse Planner for Elite Healthcare.

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