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In the face of the unprecedented challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying global public health emergency, the National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience is giving its attention to this issue.

Even before the COVID-19 outbreak, many clinicians already faced burnout, as well as stress, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and even suicidality. Now this crisis is presenting clinicians with even greater workplace hardships and moral dilemmas that are very likely to exacerbate existing levels of burnout and related mental health problems.

The following resources offer more information on how to support the health and well-being of clinicians during public health emergencies, including the COVID-19 response. 

Featured Resource

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

 

Like those who flooded into Manhattan after the September 11 attacks and volunteers who responded to other past national public health emergencies, the health care professionals working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic will be remembered by history as heroes. Just as the nation rallied to care for September 11 first responders who suffered long-term health effects, we must take responsibility for the mental and emotional well-being of clinician first responders to COVID-19 – now and in the long run. The NAM Clinician Well-Being Collaborative calls for several immediate actions to lay the groundwork for a clear and accountable national strategy to safeguard the health and well-being of our clinician workforce. Read our New England Journal of Medicine Perspective >> 

Resources to Support the Health and Well-Being of Clinicians During COVID-19 by Source

U.S. Government Agencies

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Managing Fatigue During Times of Crisis: Guidance for Nurses, Managers, and Other Healthcare Workers

Guidance for employers on the protection of workers from COVID-19

Highlights resources available for the protection of workers in business, health care, laboratory, and transportation settings

Includes information on infection control and personal protective equipment in healthcare and non-healthcare settings

Resources for Emergency Responders

Traumatic incident stress

Long work hours, and fatigue training for emergency responders

Emergency responder health monitoring and surveillance

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Coronavirus Disease 2019

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

Emergency Responders: Tips for taking care of yourself

Reducing Stigma

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 

Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health During an Infectious Disease Outbreak

Preventing and Managing Stress: Tips for Disaster Responders

Understanding Compassion Fatigue: Tips for Disaster Responders

Returning to Work: Tips for Disaster Responders

Helping Staff Manage Stress When Returning to Work

Tips for Survivors: Coping with Grief After a Disaster or Traumatic Event

Disaster Distress Helpline (brochure)

SAMHSA Disaster App (including help for survivors of infectious disease epidemics)

SAMHSA Disaster App YouTube video

Disaster Behavioral Health Preparedness and Response Resources

Identifying Substance Misuse in the Responder Community

Tips for Survivors of a Disaster or Traumatic Event: What to Expect in Your Personal, Family, Work, and Financial Life

Having Trouble Coping After a Disaster? Talk With Us. Disaster Distress Helpline Wallet Card.

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health

Shareable Resources on Coping with COVID-19

Video: Five Things About Staying Mentally Healthy During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Coping with Traumatic Events

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Library of Medicine

LitCovid Literature Hub (Note: Search “well-being,” “wellbeing,” “wellness,” “burnout”)

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General

Hospital Experiences Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Results of a National Pulse Survey March 23-27, 2020

 

U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Resilience Resources for Emergency Response

 

U.S. Department of Defense, Military Health System, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress

COVID-19 Pandemic Response Resources

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

Fight COVID-19 with Better Sleep Health: A Guide for Hospital Workers

Supporting Families of Healthcare Workers Exposed to COVID-19

Notifying Families After a COVID-19 Death

Mental Health and Behavioral Guidelines for Preparedness and Response to Coronavirus and Other Emerging Infectious Outbreaks

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

Grief Leadership During COVID-19

Psychological Effects of Quarantine During the Coronavirus Outbreak: What Public Health Leaders Need to Know

Leaders’ Guide to Risk Communication In The Face of Coronavirus and Other Emerging Public Health Threats

Coronavirus Preparedness & Response: Critical Elements for Business Planning

Associations and Organizations

 

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education 

Webinar: Continuing Education in Action: Strategies for Accredited Providers in Challenging Times (Download Webinar Slides)

COVID-19 Educator Resources

COVID-19 Clinician Resources

Coronavirus Resources Submission Form

 

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

ACGME Honors the Sacrifices of Frontline Caregivers

Podcast: ACGME AWARE Well-Being Podcasts – Well-Being in the Time of COVID-19

ACGME Statement on the Shortage of Personal Protective Equipment

 

American Academy of Pediatrics

Resilience in Stressful Times and Connecting During Times of Trauma

 

American Academy of Physician Assistants

PA Andrea Lowe: Pandemic is a marathon, not a sprint

 

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

AACN Position Statement: Moral Distress in Times of Crisis

AACN Position Statement: Ethical Triage and End-of-Life Care

Stress, Resilience and COVID-19

Facing Moral Distress During the COVID-19 Crisis

Shifting Ethics in a Crisis: Responding to COVID-19

 

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Coronavirus Resources For Nurse Educators

 

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Call on Congress to Protect Health Care Workers and First Responders from COVID-19

Webinar: Protecting Health Care Workers – Lessons Learned from Taiwan and Italy

 

American College of Physicians 

COVID-19: An ACP Physician’s Guide and Resources

Webinar: COVID-19: Practical Advice and Support from Internists on the Front Lines

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Information for Internists

COVID-19 Telehealth Coding and Billing Information

 

American Council on Education

Webinar: Managing Well-Being During the COVID-19 Crisis (Note: Must create an account to view)

 

American Dental Education Association

A Pandemic Resource Guide for Dental Education (includes well-being and resiliency resources, Section X)

 

American Hospital Association

COVID-19: Stress and Coping Resources

 

American Medical Association

Caring for Our Caregivers During COVID-19

Coping with COVID-19 for Caregivers – Monitoring Survey

Caring for the Healthcare Workforce Steps Forward module

Quick Guide to Telemedicine in Practice (includes billing information)

CPT Codes for COVID-19

Physician’s Guide to COVID-19

 

American Nurses Association

COVID-19 Survey Responses: Find Out What 32,000 Nurses Want You to Know About Treating COVID-19 

 

American Psychiatric Association

Coronavirus and Mental Health: Taking Care of Ourselves During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

 

American Psychological Association

Recovering Emotionally from Disaster

 

American Student Dental Association

Dental Student Resources on Health and Wellness

 

Antares Foundation

Managing Stress in Humanitarian Workers: Guidelines for Good Practice

 

Association of American Medical Colleges

Coping with Sickness and Stress

 

Chaplaincy Innovation Lab

Resources for Chaplains During COVID-19

 

Coalition for Physician Accountability

Safeguard the Public, Protect our Health Care Workforce during the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Mental Health America

Information and resources for Mental Health Providers

 

MissingLogic, LLC

Webinars: Rising Up Above the Crisis As a Resilient Healthcare Leader

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness

COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide

 

National Student Response Network

Organizing and Mobilizing Health Students to Tackle COVID-19

 

Physicians for Human Rights

Health Workers’ Voices and Safety Must Be Protected

 

SurgeonMasters

Webinars: Surgeon Wellness During COVID-19 Community Focus Group

 

The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare

Resources for Healthcare Professionals Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic

Compassion in Action Webinar Series

 

Health Care Providers and Schools of Health Professions

 

Columbia University Department of Psychiatry and AllenComm

Managing Anxiety and Stress in the Time of COVID-19

 

Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

System-Wide Well-Being Staff Resources During COVID-19

#REVAMP_CoV2: REVAMPing COVID-19 Individual and Community Well-Being and Resilience Campaign, initiated by medical trainees for health professionals

A hashtag (#REVAMP_CoV2) for social media, to share stories of positivity, gratitude, awe, and the inspiring acts that are happening all around us

An Instagram account (@REVAMP_CoV2) for updates, tagging, building community, a place to turn to seek advice or wisdom on how to be well during this time

A Facebook page (Revamp_CoV2) for all of the above

 

Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Psychological PPE: Enhancing Resilience in the Face of Crisis

 

Rush University System for Health

Creating Wellness in a Pandemic: A Practical Toolkit for Health Systems Responding to COVID-19

Five wellness task force tactics designed to prioritize physician health

 

The Ohio State University, Office of the Chief Wellness Officer

Staying Calm and Well in the Midst of the COVID-19 Storm Webinar Series

Coping with COVID-19 Resources

Well-Being Hub for Travel Nurses during the COVID-19 crisis

 

University of North Carolina Department of Psychiatry

Webinar: Mental Health and Well-Being Survival Guide for COVID-19

 

University of Portland School of Nursing

Health Care Self-Care Webinar

 

For questions on the Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience’s response to COVID-19, contact ClinicianWellBeing@nas.edu.  

 

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