Prolonged Grief Webinar: Understanding Bereavement and Caregiving After Cardiac Arrest
- Center for Prolonged Grief
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | ONLINE ONLY (VIA ZOOM) | REGISTRATION REQUIRED | 1 CE HOUR AVAILABLE FOR A FEE
- Sachin Agarwal, Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurocritical Care, Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC); Director, NeuroCardiac Comprehensive Care Clinic (N4C)
- Martha Lopez-Anderson, Executive Director, Parent Heart Watch
- Cindy Marchionda, Caregiver
Cardiac arrest is a traumatic and life-altering moment for both patients and their families. Some caregivers and families participate in the initial resuscitation, leading to additional stress. Of all life-threatening medical conditions, prevalence estimates of anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress are highest after cardiac arrest. The discussion will center around our quantitative findings from our prospective study at Columbia University, and our qualitative experiences of working with survivors, caregivers, and families at our multidisciplinary NeuroCardiac comprehensive care clinic. The similarity and differences in the approach and treatment for bereaved family members and caregivers of survivors of cardiac arrest will be discussed.
For learning objectives and presenter bios, please see the registration page.