COVID-19 UPDATE

Healthcare Provider Wellness Resources

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: 

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS

ACEP Wellness & Assistance Program

COVID-19 Physician Wellness

AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION

Caring for Our Health Care Heroes During COVID-19

AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

AMA STEPSForward: Burnout and Well-Being

6 Ways to Address Physician Stress During COVID-19 Pandemic

Caring for Our Caregivers During COVID-19

ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE

Supporting Clinicians During the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19: Peer Support and Crisis Communication Strategies to Promote Institutional Resilience

BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL

Doctors’ Wellbeing: Self Care During the Covid-19 Pandemic

 

CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF TRAUMATIC STRESS

Psychological Effects of Quarantine During the Coronavirus Outbreak: What Healthcare Providers Need to Know

Sustaining the Well-Being of Healthcare Personnel During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Stress and Coping

 

FRONTLINE HELP

Coaching for Healthcare Heroes

HEADSPACE

Headspace for Healthcare Professionals

 

HEALTHLEADERS

Coronavirus: How to Support the Mental Health of Your Healthcare Workers

COVID-19 Is Affecting Critical Care Nurses. What Nurse Leaders Need To Know.

INSTITUTE FOR CLINICAL SYSTEMS IMPROVEMENT

Mental Health Playbook

INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHCARE IMPROVEMENT

A Tool to Promote Psychological Safety During and After COVID-19

Conversation and Action Guide to Support Staff Wellbeing and Joy in Work During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tips for Improving Staff Wellbeing During COVID-19

Virtual Learning Hour Special Series: COVID-19: Grief Leadership and System Supports

Virtual Learning Hour Special Series: Psychological Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Virtual Learning Hour Special Series: Transforming Moral Distress into Moral Resilience

 

MEDICAL ECONOMICS

Mental Health Survival Guide for Physicians During COVID-19

 

MEDPAGE TODAY

Managing the Stress Around COVID-19

Staying Sane and Current on COVID-19

 

NATIONAL CHILD TRAUMATIC STRESS NETWORK/NATIONAL CENTER FOR PTSD

Psychological First Aid Field Operations Guide (2nd Edition)

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

Understanding and Addressing Sources of Anxiety Among Health Care Professionals During the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

Returning Home After Disaster Relief Work

PSYCH HUB

COVID-19 Healthcare Professionals

PHYSICIAN SUPPORT LINE

National, Free, and Confidential Support Hotline

PROJECT PARACHUTE

Project Parachute Resources

THE SCHWARTZ CENTER FOR COMPASSIONATE HEALTHCARE

Resources for Healthcare Professionals Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic

THE WELLNESS SOCIETY

Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook

 

SHINE

Coronavirus Anxiety Toolkit

 

SOCIETY FOR HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY/AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

Peer-Recommended Resources: Relaxation and Meditation Apps

TALKSPACE

Talkspace COVID-19 Resources

THE HERO HOTLINE

Hero Hotline Resilience Coaching

THE JOINT COMMISSION

Quick Safety Issue 54: Promoting Psychosocial Well-Being of Health Care Staff During Crisis

 

TULANE UNIVERSITY

Self-Care Resources

 

UCLA

UCLA Mindful App

 

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

DIMENSIONS: Work & Well-Being Toolkit for Physicians

 

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

For Leaders: Supporting Your Staff During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Managing Healthcare Workers' Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak