Course overview

Pandemic Stress - It's Painful Psychological Toll & A Driver for Change?

In this course, faculty explore hope, mental health, and emotional well-being for clinicians to utilize with their patients in relation to COVID-19.

Lise Van Susteren, MD

Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABOIM

 Conference Series

AIHM March 2021 Virtual Conference

 Required Lessons


 Time to Complete

1 hour 15 minutes

 Non-CME Eligible*

CME Expired

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • The presentation will focus on short- and long-term health strategies for patients for emotional well-being in managing the COVID-19 pandemic.
    By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

    • Discuss the emotional challenges and stresses health care workers have faced regarding COVID-19.
    • Learn tools to address challenges and cultivate resilience to COVID-19 challenges for systems and patients.
    • Discuss how the elevation of racial and social injustice has entered our lexicon to drive our culture forward to change culture through upstream policies.

Course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • 1 Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion

Included in this course

Course Faculty

Lise Van Susteren, MD

Faculty Disclosure: No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.
About Lise
Dr. Lise Van Susteren, a practicing general and forensic psychiatrist in Washington, DC, is an expert on the physical and mental health effects of climate change. In 2011 she co-authored "The Psychological Effects of Climate Warming on the U.S. - Why the US Mental Health System Is Not Prepared". Dr. Van Susteren has served as a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University and has been a consultant to the Executive Branch of the US Government profiling world leaders. After receiving her medical degree from the University of Paris, she practiced medicine in West Africa, at community health centers and homeless shelters in metropolitan Washington DC. In addition to community organizing on climate issues, Dr. Van Susteren serves on the Advisory Boards of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard School of Public Health and of Earth Day Network, and is co-founder of "Climate Psychiatry Alliance," a professional group dedicated to promoting awareness and action on climate from a mental health perspective. She is a frequent contributor on television, radio and in the print media. In 2006 Dr. Van Susteren sought the Democratic nomination for the US Senate from Maryland.

Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABOIM

Faculty Disclosure: 
  • Hay House - Book Royalties

All disclosures were mitigated prior to the activity.
About Mimi
Board-certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, nuclear cardiology, and Integrative Holistic Medicine, Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABOIM is deeply committed to expanding integrative medicine, education and research globally. A leading proponent of Integrative Medicine, she serves on the Founding Board of the American Board Physician Specialties in Integrative Medicine (ABOIM). She is Co-founder and Medical Director of Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc. at Pacific Pearl La Jolla in La Jolla, California, U.S.A. since 2014, where she leads a team of experts in conventional, integrative and natural medicine. Dr. Guarneri is Co-founder and Treasurer of Miraglo Foundation, a non-profit public charity providing healthcare and education to the underserved in the U.S. and globally..

*CME/CEU Credits

The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content. 

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This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity. All required course activities must be completed to earn any eligible continuing education credit(s) and obtain a certificate of completion for this course. 
The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.