In addition to our own wellness, as physician leaders we are called to support our staff and team member’s wellness.
Some thoughts and resources …
My own ‘watchwords’ for these days … Be kind … and Expect a marathon, not a sprint.
Debrief, debrief, debrief. When things happen that are stressful, unusual, out of the ordinary … take a minute with your team … call a time out … and debrief. Level set everyone (make sure everyone has the same basic understanding of the facts). Encourage team members to share their concerns and feelings. Validate. Normalize. Empathize. Share your own experience.
Annals of Internal Medicine has a great article of pertinence.
VitalTalk has a page of communication tips/strategies.
HBR’s article on energy management is always timely.
I am so grateful for being able to walk with you on this journey!