This recent article from Becker’s Hospital Review examines how the pandemic has caused an increased need to address employee stress, fatigue, and exhaustion among clinicians battling COVID-19. According to Dr. Jason Mitchell, Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips, and Dr. Kristine Keefer Wolff, there are steps health systems can take to address this need. Treating physician well being as important, allowing clinicians to fail and helping them back up, and allowing employees to lead mindfulness programs are all suggestions for creating clinician resilience. “I think it’s really important as the leaders also to sometimes hit that pause button, step back, and really recognize and celebrate what our folks are doing. It’s not easy work,” commented Dr. Wolff.
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