This session is an introduction to the neurobiology of stress and resilience with implications for provider wellness, self-care and clinical competence.
Session Length: 80 minutes
Define resilience in relation to human responses to adversity.
Explain the neurobiological effects of chronic stress.
Describe the biological determinants of resilience.
Demonstrate healthy coping mechanisms to develop and enhance resilience.
Apply the understanding of resilience and the effects of chronic stress to provider wellness and self-care.
Author: Laura Barr, MD
School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Before the session, read the following:
Physician Resilience and Burnout: Can You Make the Switch? Annie Nedrow, MD, MBA, Nicole A. Steckler, PhD, and Joseph Hardman, MD Fam Pract Manag. 2013 Jan-Feb;20(1):25-30.
McEwen BS. Allostasis and the Epigenetics of Brain and Body Health Over the Life Course: The Brain on Stress. JAMA Psychiatry. 2017;74(6):551–552. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2017.0270
Johnson, Blair T., and Rebecca L. Acabchuk. "What are the keys to a longer, happier life? Answers from five decades of health psychology research." Social Science & Medicine, vol. 196, 2018, pp. 218-226. doi:10.1016/J.SOCSCIMED.2017.11.001
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Resources with presentation and participant pre-session reading assignment
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