Scholarship & History
The UMB Digital Archive is a service of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) that collects, preserves, and distributes the academic works of the University of Maryland, Baltimore. It is a place that digitally captures the historical record of the campus.
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Using Polyvagal Theory to Regulate Workplace Stress During Covid - 19This is a presentation begins with the concept that one needs to deal with their shame - defined by Bene Brown as the exceptionally painful feeling or experience that we are flawed or unworthy of love and belonging.... - Guilt is "I did something bad.... "whereas shame is I AM Bad". The presentation then brings these theories into the workplace and demonstrates how they increase stress. Finally it introduces the notion of polyvagal theory as a way to address these concerns.
Diversity - How to understand yourself and othersThis is a presentation on diversity - defined as: understanding that each individual is unique and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. This presentation addresses the following issues: definition of diversity: difference between race & ethnicity; definition of a minority group; how to build cultural competency; increase awareness of bias & stereotypes and how to build an inclusive work environment.
Total Worker Health® Program Readies NIOSH for Next 50 YearsAs NIOSH commemorates its 50th anniversary, the NIOSH Total Worker Health® Program reflects on its past while focusing on leading the field of occupational safety and health into the future. The past and current successes of the Total Worker Health discipline are rooted in the fundamental beliefs that work and workplaces should be safe and healthy, that it is unacceptable to trade a worker’s health for wages, and that protections should extend to all workers regardless of industry, occupation, job title, or status of employment. Centered in the approach is the belief that work should be an ongoing, enriching source of well-being for workers, their families, and communities. Total Worker Health (TWH) is defined as policies, programs, and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker well-being. This approach prioritizes a hazard-free work environment for all workers. It also brings together all aspects of work in integrated interventions that collectively address worker safety, health, and well-being.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi)This is a presentation on insomnia and a specific treatment modality - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy used to help folks deal with this affliction. The presentation begins with the DSM-V definition of insomnia: “A predominant complaint of dissatisfaction with sleep quantity or quality” ○ At least three nights per week for at least three months ● Causes day time impair mentor stress ● Despite adequate opportunity for sleep ● Unattributable to another sleep-wake disorder, medical/mental health disorder, or to a substance. The presentation continues to define the different types of insomnia and percentages of adults in the US who complain of Insomnia ( 30-35%), the presentation then deals with misconceptions about sleep disorders and finally introduces the notion of CBTi - Replacing maladaptive sleep behaviors and thoughts with behavioral techniques and positive sleep thoughts.....