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Organizational recommendations for supporting and enhancing healthcare provider mental health

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What would happen if three out of every five employees left your healthcare organization? And, what if two out of five left the healthcare profession altogether?

Our national study of Canadian healthcare providers’ (HCPs) mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic determined it’s a very real possibility.

Data collected from approximately 300 HCPs during the pandemic revealed that approximately three in five HCPs are more than 50 percent likely to leave their organization and approximately two in five HCPs are more than 50 percent likely to leave their profession.

Further, two in three HCPs felt they DID NOT have access to adequate extended benefit coverage for mental health. There’s more to this story…

This is a call to action

We have developed recommendations for healthcare organizations to foster positive change within the healthcare sector using data collected from HCP interviews.

The following recommendations — listed from highest to lowest frequency — were most often mentioned by HCPs.

Load the following modules for more detailed documents outlining all recommendations and strategies for implementation. 

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An introduction to trauma-informed care

This course is designed for healthcare providers (HCPs) working with diverse populations, which can include other providers who may have experienced trauma — either before or during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Throughout this course, “trauma” refers to psychological trauma.)

Trauma and its mental health impacts can significantly affect a person’s ability to access and use healthcare services. However, since most healthcare assessments do not routinely screen for a history of trauma, its impacts on survivors may be missed by providers.

Trauma-informed care provides HCPs with practical guidelines to help them ensure patients’ sense of safety during their services.

The goal of this introductory course is to increase awareness and competency, and to provide resources to healthcare providers who wish to engage in trauma-informed care.

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Mental health self-assessment tool

Healthcare providers (HCPs) have faced many challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, including working with limited resources and enforcing visitor restrictions. As a result of this, many providers have felt symptoms of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sleeplessness, and moral injury. This tool will help HCPs understand how they and their coworkers are doing mentally and emotionally — and where to find help.

This resource is for HCPs such as yourself. It has three sections that will help you rate your mental health, look at the supports and resources you can use, and learn how they can help you deal with challenging situations.

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