This course explores the role of caregivers and healthcare professionals in reducing stress in their clients, and how to promote healing and wellness.
Link to outside lecture series on stress and healing Discussion of studies on the effects of stress Step by step guide of how to help decrease stress in others as well as the best ways to assist someone affected by stress Identify a person in stress through words, demeanor, and body language Help a distressed person through contact Understand the mental and physical impacts stress has on a person Perform specific routines found to eliminate and/or reduce stress in clients Recognize and respect important boundaries that exist between healthcare workers and client Appropriately cope with situations where he/she finds him/herself becoming over-involved with clients Guidelines to healthcare ethics and the risks and consequences of becoming over-involved with clients Watching Body Language and Helping Through Touch Effects of Being Alone, Stress and finding a Supportive Environment Cortisol Outside Learning How to Help Explain What's Going to Happen, Be Sensitive, One-way Sharing, Tune into Your Emotions, Emotional Timeout, Watch Your Voice, Change the Atmosphere, Dress the Part Providing Comfort Focus on the Client, Don't Cross the Line, Neglecting Others, Don't Keep Secrets Talk to your Supervisor
Sharon Brothers, MSW, has an advanced degree in social work and over 30 years' experience as an owner, operator and educator in senior care. She has been a developer, owner and operator of dementia care assisted living communities and has deep expertise as an educator for all levels of staff within the care profession. Sharon is currently the founder and CEO of the Institute for Professional Care Education and is a national speaker and advocate for quality education within senior care. Disclosure: Sharon K. Brothers, MSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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