Wednesday Lecture Series: Loneliness versus Wisdom in the Era of Pandemics

April 21, 2021

CZARINA SANTOS-BORJA, MD, MEMORIAL LECTURE

This presentation will be broadcast live online on April 21, 2021, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST. While this activity is LIVE and can only be viewed during the time specified, the evaluation will be available online until May 19, 2021. Go to the Register tab above to learn how to participate for continuing education credit, watch the broadcast and download the slides.

Loneliness is a common and serious public health problem associated with worse physical, mental, and cognitive functioning. It is more prevalent among people with serious mental illnesses. Yet, it is rarely assessed in clinical practice, let alone prevented or treated. Untreated loneliness increases the risk of cardiovascular, metabolic, and neurocognitive disorders as well as major depression, suicides, and opioid and other substance use disorders, and increases mortality. Recent research has shown a strong and consistent inverse relationship between loneliness and wisdom. Wisdom is a personality trait comprised of compassion, emotional regulation, self-reflection, acceptance of diverse perspectives, and possibly, spirituality. Both loneliness and wisdom can be assessed clinically using published, validated rating scales such as UCLA-3 scale and San Diego Wisdom Scale, respectively. Furthermore, there are evidence-based intervention strategies to reduce loneliness and to enhance components of wisdom such as compassion, emotional regulation, and spirituality. Increase in wisdom may help reduce and prevent loneliness. This presentation will address the topics of assessment and interventions to reduce loneliness and enhance wisdom in ourselves and in the people we treat.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors, therapists and other mental health professionals.

Learning Objectives

After attending this activity, clinicians will be able to:

  1. Assess loneliness and other social determinants of health.
  2. Evaluate wisdom and its components, especially compassion.
  3. Use strategies to increase compassion and reduce loneliness.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact hours for Nurses
  • 1.00 Category I credits for Social Workers
  • 1.00 CEU Hours for Psychologists
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
04/16/2021
Course expires: 
05/19/2021
Event starts: 
04/21/2021 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
04/21/2021 - 1:00pm
Fee:
$0.00
Rating: 
0

There is no commercial support for this activity.

About this speaker

Dilip V. Jeste, MD is the Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging, and Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at University of California San Diego.  His areas of research include schizophrenia and positive psychiatry. He has published 14 books, 725 peer-reviewed articles and 160 book chapters. He is Past President of the American Psychiatric Association and American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Jeste is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, and was a member of the NIMH Advisory Council and NIH Council of Councils. He was a TEDMED speaker and is Editor-in-Chief of International Psychogeriatrics. He was listed in “The Best Doctors in America” and in the Institute of Scientific Information list of the “world's most cited authors”.

Disclosure Statements

Sheppard Pratt holds the standard that its continuing medical education programs should be free of commercial bias and conflict of interest. In accord with Sheppard Pratt's Disclosure Policy, as well as standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Medical Association (AMA), all planners, reviewers, speakers and persons in control of content have been asked to disclose any relationship he /she (or a partner or spouse) has with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 12 months. All planners, reviewers and speakers have also been asked to disclose any payments accepted for this lecture from any entity besides Sheppard Pratt Health System, and if there will be discussion of any products, services or off-label uses of product(s) during this presentation.

Dilip V. Jeste, MD,  reports having no financial interest, arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 12 months. He will not discuss any products or services in this presentation.

Event Planners/Reviewers Disclosures: The following event planners and/or reviewers are reported as having no financial interest, arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 12 months: Todd Peters, MD, Deepak Prabhakar, MD, Briana, Riemer, MD, Faith Dickerson, Ph.D., Carrie Etheridge, LCSW-C, Tom Flis, LCPC, Laura Webb, RN-BC, MSN, Bruce Boxer, PhD, MBA, MA, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, NEA-BC, MCHES, CPHQ, Stacey Garnett, RN, MSN, Heather Billings, RN, and Jennifer Tornabene.

Physician Statement: Sheppard Pratt is accredited by The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.  Sheppard Pratt designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Psychologist Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a sponsor of continuing education. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.  Sheppard Pratt designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 contact hours for Psychologists.

Social Worker Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners of Maryland to offer continuing education for Social Workers.  Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours in Category I credits for Social Workers.

Counselor Statement:  Sheppard Pratt has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5098.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Sheppard Pratt is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.  This activity is available for 1.0 NBCC clock hours.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact hours for Nurses
  • 1.00 Category I credits for Social Workers
  • 1.00 CEU Hours for Psychologists
  • 1.00 Participation

Price

Fee:
$0.00
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This presentation will be broadcast live online on April 21, 2021, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST. While this activity is LIVE and can only be viewed during the time specified, the evaluation will be available online until May 19, 2021. Go to the Register tab above to learn how to participate for continuing education credit, watch the broadcast and download the slides.

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