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Well-being Practices Booklet

About the Booklet

Stress is the combination of an external challenge + our internal response to it. The same challenge often affects individuals differently. How much stress each of us feel and how our neurophysiology and emotional landscape are affected will depend on many factors. In large part, the stress we feel will be impacted by our internal resources to meet the challenge. It is of course important to acknowledge the systemic factors exacerbating the current covid-19 pandemic. With this acknowledgment, and in this emergency context, we offer these tools to help support the immediate health and well-being of healthcare professionals.

The following Well-being Practices are designed to support the resilience of healthcare professionals during moments of acute or chronic stress.

Furthermore, compassion has been shown to benefit not only clinician well-being, but also team well-being, patient health outcomes, and quality and process of care. (Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence that Caring Makes a Difference is a comprehensive systematic review of the benefits of compassion in healthcare.)

Each of the Well-being Practices is designed to be brief and thus to be practical for use during the day. The accompanying cards can be conveniently kept in a pocket or safe place and referred to during moments of stress.

Thank you for supporting our health and well-being every day. We hope this booklet and other offerings in our Care Package for Healthcare Professionals will provide some support for you during this time.

 

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