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Stress has been identified as a major health concern, affecting both physical and mental health. In this course, we will review what is known about the impact of stress on health, discuss specific initiatives and techniques that have been used to manage stress, and consider ways in which these techniques can be adopted for health professionals and the people they work with.
Participants will learn to:
- define stress and understand the relationship between stress and population health, with attention to biological, psychological, social, cultural and environmental determinants;
- describe and critically evaluate examples of stress reduction strategies that aim to eliminate, modify or reappraise social and environmental stressors that affect individuals, families, communities, schools, and workplaces;
- critically evaluate recent research about specific stress management techniques and develop experiential skills by practicing the selected technique;
- consider ways to implement a stress reduction intervention for application in health settings and Identify strategies to enhance community awareness and participation in stress management and the development of resilience.
Public Health and Healthcare Professionals