Understanding and Coping with Emotional Aspects of Chronic Disease

Audience: PT, PTA, OT, COTA, SLP, Rehab Staff
Course Level: Beginner
Date: May 21, 2012
Check in time: 5 - 5:30 p.m.
Class time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: University of Minnesota Medical Center
2450 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Heritage Room: Located on 1st Floor of the Corporate Building

External Course fee: $75.00
Contact Hours: 1.75

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Ruth Stanley, OSB, PharmD, MA, FASHP
Sister Ruth is a Benedictine Sister from St. Benedict's Monastery (St. Joseph, MN) with 30 years of clinical, academic, administrative, and consulting experience in health care systems and 25 years of Spiritual ministry and holistic practice experience. She holds a Doctorate in Pharmacy with post-doctorate residency training (cardiovascular and critical care) and a Masters in Spirituality; she is also certified in Spiritual Direction/Retreat work. S. Ruth currently works for the CentraCare Heart and Vascular Center where she is director of Holistic Services.

Course description
This course will examine the physiologic basis and emotional aspects of chronic disease and help participants to understand the emotional aspects related to the stress of a chronic illness.  Participants will learn how to utilize effective strategies for improving patient care outcomes and reducing workplace stress. Simple self-directed techniques using heart-rate variability technology will be taught and practiced. 

Objectives: Participants will be able to:

  • Identify emotional and physiological aspects related to the stress of chronic illness
  • Discuss strategies for helping patients cope with chronic illness
  • Learn self-directed techniques to improve coping skills

5:00 - 5:30 p.m.                 Course check in-registration
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.                 Examine the physiologic basis and emotional aspects of Chronic disease
6:30 - 6:45 p.m.                 BREAK
6:45 - 7:30 p.m.                 Strategies, coping techniques for helping patients/family with chronic illness 
                                             and self-directed techniques on coping.   
                                             Questions & Answers

The course is approved by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy for Category I credits. Approval number: #5259

This course is eligible for American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider credit. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.

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