American Psychiatric Association Resources
APA Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information Hub
Resources for psychiatrists including a tool kit for starting telehealth, resources for patients, practice guidance, handouts, and webinars related to COVID and mental health with ideas to implement for yourself, your family, your patients and your community. These resources are updated regularly.
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What to Know for Patients with SMI in Age of COVID-19
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH)
Iowa Medical Society (IMS)
How to Implement Telepsychiatry
APA - What is Telepsychiatry
Telepsychiatry and COVID-19
Best Practices in Videoconferencing-Based Telemental Health
Whitepaper (PDF download)
DHHS - Reducing restrictions on telehealth platforms
Resources for Pediatric Telepsychiatry
Coronavirus and Telepsychiatry Webinar
What the CARES Act Means for Doctors
Article - The White Coat Investor
What's inside the Senate's $2 trillion aid package
Article - NPR
We would like to invite you to a Healing Circle for Physicians during this pandemic.
A Healing Circle has the goals of being kinder and more respectful of each other and ourselves. The Circle becomes healing with the power of community and coming together. Reaching out and sharing joys and struggles make us more human. We will be coming in community, to deeply listening to others and practice complete acceptance and learning from one another.
The Circle with be Hosted by Dr Nesrin Abu Ata, an Iowa psychiatrist, and Dr Suzanna Freerksen, a San Jose psychiatrist.
Currently, the cap is set at 15 members per Circle. Pre-registration is required. There will be no cost associated with these Healing Circles.
You can sign up here https://calendly.com/drnesrinabuata/healing-circle-for-physicians
If you have any questions about Healing Circles, please feel free to confidentially call Nesrin’s private practice office line at (712)454-8981 or the voicemail of Suzanna’s private practice office at (669)242-5151. Email is good too, either at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Self-care tips for physicians, healthcare professionals, and first responders
Article - The Hospitalist
Article - Doximity
Sustaining the Well-being of Healthcare Personnel During Coronavirus
Managing Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Outbreak
Helping Homebound Children During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Psychological Effects of Quarantine During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Reflections on the First Week of Running a Residency During a Pandemic
Caring for Me Is Caring for You: The Power of Physician Self-Care and Personal Transformation
Cultivating and Conserving Wellness in the CoViD-19 Era
Document of Resources
Managing Anxiety Related to Taking Care of Patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Self Care for Healthcare Workers
Discussing Coronavirus with Your Children
Parent/Caregiver Guide for Helping Families Cope
Caring for Patients' Mental Well-being During Coronavirus
IPPS Member Janeta Tansey Offers IPPS Members a Reduced Rate on the Following Programs
- Virtue Medicine - Doctors *for* Doctors (and Nurses and First Responders) Program
- Resilience Mini-Bootcamp for all Health Care Providers and Teams, starting on April 19 for 6 consecutive Sunday evenings
Resident Teaching Materials