Coping in Crisis

Strategies for resiliency during COVID-19
Addressing Moral Injury and Clinician Distress

Learn how reframing our understanding of clinician distress can lead to better solutions.

Crisis Hotlines

Take care of your mental health. Get immediate help if you are in a crisis.

A Framework for Coping with Moral Challenges In the COVID-19 Era

A 'three-questions' framework that can be used to provide clarity when one is facing a moral challenge.

“How Am I Supposed to Feel About This?” Addressing Moral Distress Caused by COVID-19

May 26, 2020 Master Clinician discussion with Ira Bedzow, PhD, Director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program at New York Medical College, and Senior Scholar at the Aspen Center for Social Values.

Understanding Distress in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Explores common sources of distress for palliative care professionals, and how to proactively respond to feelings distress.

Fast Five: Strategies for Addressing Moral Distress in Frontline Health Care Workers

In this 5-minute video, Dr. Ira Byock, Chief Medical Officer for the Providence Health System Institute for Human Caring, shares three practical initiatives that can foster human connection among patients, families, and clinical care teams when in-person visits are restricted or the heavy use of personal protective equipment limits the ability to connect in a meaningful way.

Staying Resilient as the COVID-19 Pandemic Continues

May 28, 2020 webinar with webinar with J. Bryan Sexton, PhD, Director of the Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality.

Resources for Health Care Worker Well-Being and Resiliency

Curated tools and handouts from leading organizations that promote health care worker well-being and resiliency.

Supportive resources for healthcare workers

Published by the Colorado Healthcare Ethics Resource, this collection has emotional PPE resources relevant to clinicians from any state, including a framework for assessing one's stress level, and specific strategies for stress reduction.

“We Are in a War”: Mitigating Burnout in COVID-19

Insights from health care and military experts on how the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating burnout in health care professionals, and strategies to make it through this uncertain time.

A Practical Road Map to Increasing Personal, Professional, and Team Resilience in Challenging Times of COVID

Step-by-step self-care guidance, including how to integrate self-care practices into your daily routine and team conversations.

Helping Healthcare Workers: AMDA Resources for Managing Stress and Anxiety

Self care tools and resources specific to long-term care, and stories of joy and gratitude from professionals in the field.

Decompress Podcast

A daily podcast from Tony Back, MD, co-founder of VitalTalk, about what health care professionals can do to sustain themselves.

Caring for Yourself & Others During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Managing Healthcare Workers’ Stress

March 24, 2020 webinar presented by Patricia Watson, PhD, of the National Center for PTSD.

COVID Coach App: iPhone/iPad

App for coping with stress during COVID with self-assessments, exercises, and helpful readings. Published by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

COVID Coach App: Android

App for coping with stress during COVID with self-assessments, exercises, and helpful readings. Published by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

The 3 Good Things: Web App for Journaling Gratitude

Easy-to-use website for journaling gratitude each day - an evidence-based technique to improve mood and promote resiliency. Developed by CrossComm in collaboration with Dr. Arif Kamal and the Quality in Cancer Research Program at the Duke Cancer Institute.

"Why Am I Still Feeling This Way?": Addressing the Pandemic’s Continuing Moral Distress

In this on-demand webinar, panelists discuss stressors that have affected personal and team morale throughout the pandemic. They also discuss a framework for working through emotionally distressing issues, and more.

Doing Double Duty: Health Care Workers Who Also Care for Loved Ones

Recognizing the needs of health care workers who serve as unpaid caregivers after clocking out for the day—and the added stress of the pandemic.

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