Healthcare Provider Wellness Resources
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has had an unprecedented and overwhelming effect on communities worldwide. Along with serious concerns about physical health, the disease also presents an alarming threat to mental health and well-being, particularly for those who work in healthcare.
The immense stress and range of emotions associated with providing care — or having to suspend care — during the pandemic can take a severe short-term toll on emotional well-being, lead to long-term burnout, and cause adverse outcomes for providers and patients.
Addressing these issues as part of organizational culture and structure as well as at the individual level is crucial to sustaining and supporting the healthcare workforce through the COVID-19 pandemic. To assist healthcare leaders, providers, workers, and communities, various organizations have developed emotional wellness resources:
CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF TRAUMATIC STRESS
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
NATIONAL CHILD TRAUMATIC STRESS NETWORK/NATIONAL CENTER FOR PTSD
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
SOCIETY FOR HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY/AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
THE SCHWARTZ CENTER FOR COMPASSIONATE HEALTHCARE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS