HERO-NY Module Two turns its attention to understanding our cognitive, emotional, behavioral, physical, and situational response to stressful situations. This presentation also defines loss, grief, and complicated grief, which are more complex responses frontline workers may experience to COVID-19. Evidence-based stress management and other tools are also introduced.

Moderator: Alison Burke, Vice President, Regulatory and Professional Affairs, GNYHA

Presenter: Omar Fattal, MD, MPH, Deputy Medical Director, Behavioral Health, NYC Health and Hospitals

Panelists

  • Monika Eros-Sarnyai, MD, MA, Best Practices Specialist in Disaster Preparedness and Response, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Joshua C. Morganstein MD, Associate Professor and Assistant Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University & Assistant Director, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
  • James Salway, MD, MsC, Emergency Physician, Director Quality and Safety, NYC Health + Hospitals

The Module 2 slide deck and relevant resources are attached below. Additionally, a relevant article, Annals for Hospitalists Inpatient Notes – Preparing for Battle: How Hospitalists Can Manage the Stress of COVID-19, is available here.