In the face of the unprecedented challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying global public health emergency, it’s important to acknowledge the toll that the current crisis is taking on the well-being of clinicians. While much of the response focuses on obtaining necessary personal protective equipment to protect the physical health of our healthcare workforce, it’s equally important to protect clinicians and staff’s mental health. The American Hospital Association (AHA) has developed resources regarding healthcare workforce emotional wellness and mental health during the COVID pandemic.
The AHA has developed stress and coping resources for health care clinicians and staff, behavioral health care providers, and resources for the general public. These resources are available here.
The AHA’s physician alliance has also developed well-being resources to address resilience for clinician leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources are available here.
The American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) has developed a series of resources and exercises for coping, staying centered, building resilience, and leading with integrity during challenging circumstances. Both continuing education credits and complimentary coaching support are available. Learn more about AONL’s resources here.
The AHA is also partnering with the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience to offer a virtual event on October 28-29. Resources from the collaborative and details about the event are available here.