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March 12, 2020

Supporting the Health Care Workforce During the COVID-19 Global Epidemic

This article, recently published in JAMA, discusses how to support front-line caregivers during this crisis. 

Excerpt:

"Hospital personnel, including caregivers, support staff, administration, and preparedness teams, all will be stressed by the challenges of a prolonged response to COVID-19, and leadership must emphasize the importance of self-care as the center of the response.

Transparent and thoughtful communication could contribute to trust and a sense of control. Ensuring that workers feel they get adequate rest, are able to tend to critical personal needs (such as care of an older family member), and are supported both as health care professionals and as individuals will help maintain individual and team performance over the long run.

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