Coping with Social Isolation and Loneliness

Pittsburgh, PA US
March 26, 2021

Health-care providers are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and  often put self-care on the back burner as they care for others.  Whether we are on the front lines or playing in the backfield supporting our front-line heroes; to be able to care for others we must first take care of ourselves.  

The pandemic has caused many of us to find ourselves socially isolated from family and friends.  This presentation will identify the differences between isolation and loneliness,  the signs of both,  and provide tools and resources for coping.        

Time

Content

Presenter

1-1:15pm

Define and discuss isolation and loneliness and causes of loneliness

Shannon Miller, MSW

1:15-1:25pm

Presentation of signs of social isolation and signs of loneliness

Shannon Miller, MSW

1:25-1:45pm

Review and discuss coping with isolation and loneliness, making the most of your time at home, staying social in non-traditional ways

Shannon Miller, MSW

1:45-2:00pm

Examine ways to assist those experiencing isolation and loneliness

Shannon Miller, MSW

        

Target Audience

RNs / SW / Health Coaches / Dieticians

Learning Objectives

  1. List the differences between isolation and loneliness
  2. Identify 3 signs of isolation and 3 signs of loneliness
  3. Explain 2 ways to stay connected with others
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: 
03/18/2021
Course expires: 
04/23/2021
Event starts: 
03/26/2021 - 1:00pm
Event ends: 
03/26/2021 - 2:00pm

Time

Content

Presenter

1-1:15pm

Define and discuss isolation and loneliness and causes of loneliness

Shannon Miller, MSW

1:15-1:25pm

Presentation of signs of social isolation and signs of loneliness

Shannon Miller, MSW

1:25-1:45pm

Review and discuss coping with isolation and loneliness, making the most of your time at home, staying social in non-traditional ways

Shannon Miller, MSW

1:45-2:00pm

Examine ways to assist those experiencing isolation and loneliness

Shannon Miller, MSW

UPMC Health Plan
600 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States

Shannon Miller, MSW  UPMC/Program Manager

Shannon Miller received her master’s in social work and gerontology from the University of Pittsburgh. For the past 12 years she has worked in the field of geriatrics, serving as the Director of Social Work within a skilled nursing facility, and Social Worker for a long-term community support program for older adults during which time she provided in-home assessments and supportive services. In her role as program manager with LifeSolutions EAP, Shannon  conducts trainings and programs on various educational topics. 

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.

CCM CE will be provided:  1 CE and sent from UPMC Health Plan nurse planner

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 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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