Posttraumatic Embitterment Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: The Post COVID-19 Era

Author(s): Thigpen Scott C

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP B 1.00

Expires Dec 31, 2025

Topics: Behavioral/Psychosocial, COVID-19

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Posttraumatic embitterment disorder (PTED) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can create disequilibrium within the mind and spirit in the post COVID-19 pandemic era. Both disorders have defining signs and symptoms. PTSD is triggered by a terrifying significant event whereas PTED is correlated with staff shortage, conflict and interprofessional dissonance. This intermediate level presentation utilizes tools and checklists to self-identify symptoms and institute measures to create optimum health.


  • Compare and contrast the etiologies, physical and mental manifestations of PTED and PTSD.
  • Utilize the PTED Self-Rating Scale and the PTSD Checklist to correlate criteria and rate the degree of severity with PTED and PTSD.
  • Apply treatment strategies for PTED and PTSD in order to survive, thrive and create healthy work environments.

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