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Sustaining the Well-Being of Healthcare Personnel during Coronavirus and other Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Subjects: Education, Clinical, Introductory Type: Toolkits, Technical Assistance, Policy Statements, Reports, Manuals, Organizations Tags: Tip Sheet, Burnout, Mental Health, Anxiety, Covid 19, Depression, Assessment, Clinical, Operational, Ptsd, Support, Workforce, Resilience, Stigma

The extreme stress, uncertainty, and often difficult medical nature of global infectious disease outbreaks, such as Coronavirus (COVID-19), require special attention to the needs of healthcare personnel.

Taking care of yourself and encouraging others to practice self-care sustains the ability to care for those in need. This tip sheet reviews the challenges for healthcare personnel during infectious disease outbreaks and the strategies for sustaining healthcare personnel wellbeing