Education and Consultative Services (formerly OERP) of UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital) Microsoft Teams Learning Series: The Relationship Between Loneliness, Isolation, and Social Distancing 10.19.20

October 19, 2020

 

The Relationship Between Loneliness, Isolation, and Social Distancing

 

Both loneliness and social isolation pose myriad health risks. They have been linked to diverse health

outcomes like depression, reduced cognitive functioning, and reduced immune functioning. The COVID-

19 pandemic has led to implementation of unprecedented “social distancing” strategies crucial to

limiting the spread of the virus. In addition to quarantine and isolation procedures for those exposed

to or infected with COVID-19, social distancing is a required measure amongst the general population

to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. This training will discuss these constructs, how COVID-19 has

affected our ability to manage them and review coping strategies to help combat the negative

implications of these constructs.

Target Audience

All medical professionals, behavioral health professionals, school personnel, community members, researchers.

Learning Objectives

By the completion of this session, participants should be able to:

1. Define the constructs of loneliness, isolation, and social distancing, their intra-relatedness, and the

mechanisms by which they lead to poor physical and mental health.

2. Review how the COVID-19 pandemic has led to increased attention on social isolation and

loneliness affecting individuals of all ages.

3. Review intervention strategies to help combat loneliness and social isolation.

 

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
12/02/2019
Course expires: 
06/30/2021
Event starts: 
10/19/2020 - 11:00am
Event ends: 
10/19/2020 - 12:00pm
Microsoft Teams
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Scott J. Lewis, PhD, LPC, Program Director, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Faculty Disclosure

No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose. 

Accreditation and credit designation

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)

The University of Pittsburgh School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.00 Attendance
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