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Supporting Healthcare Staff Wellbeing

Posted on 05/11/2020

We’ve heard from several champions who work with or within healthcare organizations, requesting any resources we know of that may support staff wellbeing.  A couple resources that have come across our desk are listed below that may offer ways to help support staff wellbeing.  Please add any resources you are aware of in the comments below.

Articles shedding light on and seeking to address rising mental anguish

Blogs and guidance on supporting wellbeing from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement:

IHI has a COVID-19 Global Learning Platform for clinicians to share ideas, articles, and learning. One of multiple working groups on this site is on workforce wellbeing.  Click here for more information on how to join. Additionally, IHI is hosting a “Stories of the COVID Crisis” site, as stories not only inform, connect and teach us how to navigate challenge and uncertainty. Stories can heal. Encourage all to share their story on this site and read what others are experiencing.

A complication of resources from Lexipol: 

Resilience expert Mike Taigman explains how stress affects first responders and provides strategies you can use to manage during the long haul of this pandemic.

 

A compilation of resources from the NHS Education for Scotland and University of Nottingham

 

We hope this is a good start for those seeking how to support healthcare staff wellbeing, we know there will be many more resources and stories to come. Please share any resources you have that will help our healthcare staff during this time and always.

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