In this blog post, part of the "Coping During COVID-19" series, Psych Congress Steering Committee member Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, CNS, APRN-BC, writes about how people can navigate the grief they experience during the COVID-19 pandemic.
BLOG: When we sit with the pain of our patients, it’s important to remember that our psyches do not end at the edges of our skin, and that which is going on in the larger world impacts our inner worlds.
BLOG: In my work, I see patients already identified as suicidal either by word or deed. My job is to assess the degree of risk and decide what type of care is needed. In meshing my own experiences with suicide with those who I treat, I’ve arrived at a number of conclusions which happily are supported in the literature.
BLOG: It is becoming increasingly clear that the practice of psychiatry will be changing from one in which we ask our patients to take a daily pill to one where we deliver procedures that have enduring effects.
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