Self-Care Tips for All Health Care Workers

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Celebrate nurses and all they do in healthcare during Nurses Week 2022

Loralee Sessanna

Loralee Sessanna headshot.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Noon-1 p.m. EST

For more than two years now, health care workers have worked tirelessly to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. But the pandemic isn’t over – and in order to continue to provide the highest level of care, health care workers must take care of themselves.

Join our webinar during Nurses Week 2022 to learn:

·         How health care workers can prioritize self-care during a pandemic

·         The differences between burnout and compassion fatigue (and how to address both)

·         Examples of holistic nursing interventions and modalities

·         How to develop a holistic self-care plan that works for your lifestyle

We want to hear from you, too! Please share your own experiences and questions as part of your registration or during the live webinar.

About Loralee Sessanna
Loralee Sessanna, DNS '06, clinical professor and Family, Community & Health Systems Sciences interim division chair at UB School of Nursing, is a board-certified advanced practice holistic nurse and has dedicated her life and nursing career to holistic care. She believes compassion, empathy, kindness, unconditional love, authenticity, patience and respecting and valuing the beauty of everyone’s unique talents and differences reinforces the need and importance of caring for the “whole who.”

Sessanna’s experience, background, training and expertise are in community nursing and as a qualitative nurse researcher. Her research focuses on holistic care of individuals, populations and communities with a specific concentration on spirituality and mindfulness practices. She is trained as a faith community nurse, a faith community nurse educator and a Reiki master practitioner. Currently, she is the qualitative methods consultant for a Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) grant awarded to the UB SON to compare ways to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health among adults from underserved and racial minority communities. She was a co-investigator on two UB SON grants that examined mindfulness-based stress reduction interventions among community-dwelling adults living with chronic pain and multiple sclerosis. She is also the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) project course coordinator and the DNP student project advisor.