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Laurie J. Ferguson

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Laurie J. Ferguson, PhD, is a psychologist who specializes in working with people with chronic health conditions. As the director of education development for the Global Healthy Living Foundation, she offers expertise on patient-centered programming, and educational needs that come with chronic health conditions. Her research focuses on developing resilient attitudes and behaviors, particularly in times of chronic pain and stress. Her national and international workshops focus on dealing with transitions and life challenges. She wrote a column for patients on the website CreakyJoints.com, and she has appeared in numerous webcasts and podcasts. As a health and motivational speaker, she addresses both physicians and patient groups. She is a coauthor of Overachiever's Diary, a story of the swimming training of the West Point triathlon team. She holds an AB cum laude from Smith College, a master's from Princeton Seminary, and a PhD from Adelphi University. Dr. Ferguson has a private therapy practice in Palisades, New York.

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Mental Health During COVID-19 Part 1: Rehab Patients and Caregivers (Recorded Webinar)

Presented by Michelle Camicia, PhD, RN, CRRN, CCM, NEA-BC, FARN, FAHA, FAAN, Laurie J. Ferguson, PhD, and Steven Powell, MSN, RN-BC, CRRN

Mental Health During COVID-19 Part 1: Rehab Patients and Caregivers (Recorded Webinar)

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Video Runtime: 63 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 14 Minutes

This course is a recording of a previously hosted live webinar event. Polling and question submission features are not available for this recording. Format and structure may differ from standard MedBridge courses.

This prerecorded panel discussion, hosted in partnership with the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN), is designed to help viewers understand and address the mental health and psychosocial challenges of patients, families, and caregivers who are dealing with COVID-19-related illness. In part 1 of this two-part prerecorded webinar series, a panel discussion will be led by Laurie Ferguson, PhD, an expert in social services and patient mental health, along with Steven Powell, MSN, RN-BC, CRRN, and Michelle Camicia, PhD, RN, PHN, CRRN, NEA-BC, FAHA, FARN, FAAN. Both panel members have a unique perspective on COVID-19 due to geographic location and the size of their organizations, as well as personal experiences with both patients and caregivers in the rehab setting. This open discussion will share information on how to assess, manage, and address the mental and psychosocial well-being of patients, families, and caregivers.

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Mental Health During COVID-19 Part 2: Supporting the Well-Being of Staff (Recorded Webinar)

Presented by Laurie J. Ferguson, PhD, Tonisha J. Melvin, DNP, APRN, CRRN, ANP-C, and Steven Powell, MSN, RN-BC, CRRN

Mental Health During COVID-19 Part 2: Supporting the Well-Being of Staff (Recorded Webinar)

Subscribe now, and access clinical education and patient education—anytime, anywhere—with video instruction from recognized industry experts.
Video Runtime: 64 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 7 Minutes

This course is a recording of a previously hosted live webinar event. Polling and question submission features are not available for this recording. Format and structure may differ from standard MedBridge courses.

This prerecorded panel discussion, hosted in partnership with the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN), is designed to help viewers understand how different rehab organizations and states have been supporting the mental health and well-being of their staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the second installment of this two-part prerecorded webinar series, a panel discussion will be led by Laurie Ferguson, PhD, an expert in social services and patient mental health, along with Steven Powell, MSN, RN-BC, CRRN, ANP-C, and Tonisha Melvin, DNP, APRN, CRRN, ANP-C. Both panel members have a unique perspective on COVID-19 due to geographic location and the size of their organizations, as well as personal experiences with both patients and caregivers in the rehab setting. This open discussion will share information on how to help assess, manage, and address the mental and psychosocial well-being of those working on the frontlines. The panel will also discuss common sources of mental health stress and the positive effects of personal support and organizational interventions, and identify the employee populations most affected by COVID-19-related mental health distress.

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