Speak Up for SaferCare Podcast Episode 2: Developing Resiliency Amid a Pandemic
The pandemic has stressed our healthcare workers past its limits. Hospitals were busting at the seams. There was no family support. They feared contracting Covid-19 themselves or transmitting it to vulnerable family members. They faced daily staffing shortages, yet these heroes answered the call to serve the patients most severely impacted! Many now suffer burnout. What is burnout? How do we recognize it in our colleagues and ourselves? How can our healthcare workers be resilient to avoid patient harm? In this episode, Dr. David Farmer, emotional intelligence and psychological safety expert, examines healthcare worker well-being, causes of burnout, and mitigation strategies.