Organizational Wellness

Resources for supporting health professionals org-wide
Well-Being Debriefings for Health Care Workers: Facilitator Training Manual

This manual provides the training individuals need to successfully offer well-being debriefings in their organizations.

Health Care Workers in Crisis: Efforts Toward Normalizing A Sustainable Workplace Culture

Health Affairs blog by Rebekah Gee, CAPC's Diane Meier, and co-authors on the stigma attached to seeking help in US health care, and the need for systems and culture change in support of clinician well-being. July 10, 2020.

Collaborating for Organizational Wellness: Tips for Palliative Care Leaders

How palliative care teams can support organizational wellness – and how to talk with your organization’s wellness team about it.

Practical Approaches to Providing Emotional PPE: Ideas from a Chief Wellness Officer
Template Letter to a Chief Wellness Officer from the Palliative Care Team

Sample outreach letter to establish a relationship with your organization's wellness offer and to illustrate how the palliative care team can support organizational wellness efforts.

Survey data: The mental health of healthcare workers in COVID-19

National data on the impact of healthcare workers' emotional health that can be used by organizations to a) understand how their workers might be feeling in the absence of a local survey, and b) make the case for internal support for 'Emotional PPE' resources. Mental Health America, survey data collected June-September 2020.

Well-Being Buddy System - A Template for Health Care Organizations

Strategy, process, sample staff communications, and 'conversation checklists' for implementing a buddy system to support clinician well-being during COVID-19. Shared by the Mount Sinai Health System.

A Guide to Promoting Health Care Workforce Well-Being During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

Actions that individuals, leaders, and organizations can take to support the health care workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Published by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

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.

COVID-19's Impact on Mental Health and Workplace Well-Being

Facts and figures on how the pandemic has impacted the health care workforce, and how employers can act to support the mental health of their staff. National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation, 2020.

Self Care: Sample Handout for Clinicians

This tool from Providence-St. Joseph Health (PSJH) includes rituals that organizations can implement for staff coping with human suffering and death during COVID-19.

Staff Pocket Guide for Wellness
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Sample pocket card with tips and programming to enhance clinician well-being. Shared by the Hackensack Meridian Health Wellness Office.

Preventing a Parallel Pandemic — A National Strategy to Protect Clinicians’ Well-Being

Addressing the impact of COVID-19 on clinician well-being as organizations and as a nation. NEJM, May 13, 2020.

Caring for our caregivers during COVID-19

Resources from the AMA for health care leaders on assessing clinician stress, building resilient organizations, workload redistribution, institutional policies, supportive resources for staff, and more.

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

Guidance from the VA's National Center for PTSD on how organizations and teams can support the mental health and well-being of clinicians.