Social Isolation and Loneliness

June 24, 2021

The pandemic has caused many of us to find ourselves socially isolated from family and friends. In this webinar, we will discuss the differences between isolation and loneliness, signs to be aware of and look out for, and review coping tools and resources.

This activity will address how to support older adults who may be at risk for social isolation or consider themselves to be lonely. The cross-over between one’s social situation and surroundings is not always understood, especially the role it can play in all parts of one’s health and well-being. We will identify how individuals can stay engaged and how healthcare professionals can help build up social support systems of the individuals who they work with.

This program will occur through Microsoft Teams on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at noon – 1 p.m. EST.

For questions or more information, contact UPMC Senior Services at 866-430-8742 or UPMCSeniorServices@UPMC.edu.

Target Audience

Nurse

Nurse Practitioner

Social Worker

Community members

Learning Objectives

1. Participants will learn the difference between isolation and loneliness that patients may experience.

2. Participants will learn and recognize three signs of isolation and three signs of loneliness and the impact both can have on a patient’s physical and mental health.

3. Participants will learn two ways to stay connected with others that can support the individuals who they work with and support.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 ASWB
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
05/03/2021
Course expires: 
08/24/2021
Event starts: 
06/24/2021 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
06/24/2021 - 1:00pm

The pandemic has caused many of us to find ourselves socially isolated from family and friends. In this webinar we’ll discuss the differences between isolation and loneliness. Well discuss the signs of both along with tools and resources for coping.

This activity will address how to support older adults who may be at risk for social isolation or consider themselves to be lonely. The cross-over between one’s social situation and surroundings is not always understood, especially the role it can play in all parts of one’s health and well-being. We will identify how individuals can stay engaged and how healthcare professionals can help build up social support systems of the individuals who they work with.

Teams meeting
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Shannon Miller, MSW, LifeSolutions EAP

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.

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 continuing education credits.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 ASWB
  • 1.00 Attendance
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