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ASPEN Nutrition Science & Practice Conference 2022

S10 - Keynote Address: Cultivating and Redefining Resilience in Healthcare Settings (S10)

Mar 27, 2022 8:00am ‐ Mar 27, 2022 9:15am

Members: $19.00
Standard: $39.00


ASPEN is pleased to welcome Dr. Kaitlin Ohde as the keynote speaker. Dr. Ohde is a Clinical Health Psychologist at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System (Seattle Division) working in Primary Care and the Women’s Clinic. She completed a specialty fellowship in Behavioral Medicine working with Veteran’s on specialty medical units including a spinal cord injury unit, pain clinic, and inpatient rehabilitation medicine. Additionally, she has worked on many interdisciplinary medical teams with patients with chronic and debilitating medical conditions. Her research paradigm has focused on factors that impact resiliency and strategies to enhance resiliency in military families, and she is transferring this research into practice working to promote resiliency with patients with behavioral medicine concerns.

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the healthcare system in many ways that could not have been predicted. Resiliency has become a necessity, for both patients and providers during these challenging times. As more research has emerged on resiliency in healthcare settings, we have begun to recognize patterns and strategies to help both patients and providers become more resilient, and creatively cope with stressors and challenges that arise. This presentation will examine the factors that providers can cultivate on systemic and individual levels to enhance personal resiliency, in addition to ways that providers can encourage patients to utilize resiliency factors to manage chronic medical conditions. This talk will also explore ways in which healthcare providers can cultivate resiliency in their broader medical system to avoid burnout.


  1. Recognize the differences between resiliency and coping
  2. Describe factors that hinder and enhance resiliency
  3. Describe biopsychosocial factors that impact resiliency
  4. Identify ways to enhance resiliency in patients
  5. Summarize ways to cultivate resiliency in self and teammates to avoid burnout

Kaitlin N. Ohde, PhD, Clinical Psychologist – Primary Care & Women’s Clinic, VA Puget Sound – Seattle Division, Seattle, WA


  • Kaitlin Ohde, PhD, Clinical Psychologist – Primary Care & Women’s Clinic, VA Puget Sound – Seattle Division, Seattle, WA

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