Dr. Rostain, Dr. Gilrain, and their teams at Cooper have been working to combat some of the fears and anxiety created by the current pandemic. This mnemonic was discussed at the 5 at 5 and provides an excellent framework to help us acknowledge and manage our concerns.
How to respond effectively to the Corona crisis by Dr Russ Harris.
‘FACE COVID’ is a set of practical steps for responding effectively to the Corona crisis, using the principles of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
F = Focus on what’s in your control
A = Acknowledge your thoughts & feelings
C = Come back into your body
E = Engage in what you’re doing
C = Committed action
O = Opening up
V = Values
I = Identify resources
D = Disinfect & distance
Please also refer to the Wellness webpage for the hospital created by Phil Fizur of behavioral health: http://wellness.cooperhealth.org/covid19/
GME Wellness Committee