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Screenshot of Ma. Rita Villanueva-Tamse in "Who Takes Care of the Caregivers?". The replay of the webinar can be viewed here. (

Visibility and availability. These are high up on Ma. Rita Villanueva-Tamse’s list of what our nurses need from their administrators and leaders especially in times of crisis like the present—to know that their superiors are ready to listen to their concerns, help them navigate the changes necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and address their needs.

UPOU webinar on preparing for new normal set

“How can I be ready for the new normal?” There is no shortage of tips on how we can protect ourselves physically and physiologically against COVID-19, especially with the easing of restrictions. But how do we prepare mentally and emotionally for life with an existing and invisible threat?

Learn from Dr. Emely Dicolen and Prof. Finaflor Taylan in “Capacitating Oneself for the New Normal,” the upcoming episode of the UP Open University’s (UPOU) “Let’s Talk it Over” webinar series. Organized by the Social Work Program of the Faculty of Management and Development Studies, the event will be streamed online on May 27 via UPOU Networks.