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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


Government Resources

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
Website

Telepsychiatry and COVID-19
Article

Best Practices in Videoconferencing-Based Telemental Health
Whitepaper (PDF download)

Best Practices in Videoconferencing-Based Telemental Health
PDF

DHHS - Reducing restrictions on telehealth platforms
PDF

Telepsychiatry in the era of COVID-19 - SAMHSA and APA
Webinar

Resources for Pediatric Telepsychiatry
PDF

Coronavirus and Telepsychiatry Webinar
Webinar

Web-based Conferencing
PDF
 

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Article - The White Coat Investor

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Article - NPR


Wellness

Healing Circle for Frontline Healthcare Workers 
"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. 

Zoom call: 6:00PM PDT (8pm CDT), Tuesdays and Thursdays
Hosted by: Nesrin Abu Ata, MD  and Suzanna Freerksen, MD.

Currently, the cap is set at 15 members per Circle. No clinical documentation will be generated and no clinical or professional relationship will be formed from your participation in the Circle. No cost.

Sign up for a Zoom link and password here.
Visit Healing Circle website

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 or drfreerksen@gmail.com or drnesrinabuata@gmail.com.


Self-care tips for physicians, healthcare professionals, and first responders
Article - The Hospitalist
Article - Doximity

Sustaining the Well-being of Healthcare Personnel During Coronavirus
Article

Managing Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Outbreak
Article

Helping Homebound Children During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Article

Psychological Effects of Quarantine During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Article

Reflections on the First Week of Running a Residency During a Pandemic
PDF

Caring for Me Is Caring for You: The Power of Physician Self-Care and Personal Transformation
PDF

Coping with Fear and Sadness During a Pandemic: Don't Give in to or Fight your Feelings, Learn to Manage Them
PDF

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
Interactive Webinar

Self Care for Healthcare Workers
Articles

Discussing Coronavirus with Your Children
Article

Parent/Caregiver Guide for Helping Families Cope
Article

Caring for Patients' Mental Well-being During Coronavirus
Article

IPS Member Janeta Tansey Offers IPS Members a Reduced Rate on the Following Programs

  • Virtue Medicine - Doctors *for* Doctors (and Nurses and First Responders) Program

          See Program

  • Resilience Mini-Bootcamp for all Health Care Providers and Teams, starting on April 19 for 6 consecutive Sunday evenings

          See Program
 

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