This site was created in response to growing rates of clinician depression, anxiety, and suicide rates that are alarming. Rates of burnout across all health professions are at an all time high. Clinician burnout and depression can have serious consequences, from reduced job performance and high turnover rates to medical error and suicide.
This site serves as a resource for clinicians (nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, and all healthcare providers) who may encounter a colleague, peer, or other healthcare staff member who is in mental and emotional distress and may be having suicidal ideations or is planning suicide. On this site, you will find intervention resources, including videos depicting strategies for responding to clinicians who are in distress.We encourage all healthcare staff to review this site, and to do so with urgency.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the need for resources to support clinician wellness. Professional organizations across the country are collaborating in response to the urgent need, including the American Nurses Association (ANA).
Listen to this overview by Sharon Tucker, PhD, APRN-CNS, NC-BC, EBP-C, FNAP, FAAN:
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