COVID-19 has traumatized the world—and no group has been more impacted than frontline healthcare workers. They’ve worked without adequate personal protective equipment (PPE), witnessed mass death, and been forced to make choices that haunt them. Many have fallen ill, while others have worried endlessly about their own health and that of their loved ones.
And even after months of battling this invisible enemy, no end is in sight.
Additionally, all of this is happening in the context of a divided nation, a struggling industry, and a “just get over it” culture that exacerbates the problems healthcare workers face, while minimizing their suffering.
These factors have created the perfect storm for widespread stress, depression, anxiety, and hopelessness—and, increasingly, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Why Cope When You Can Heal? is an essential resource for doctors, nurses, paramedics, and other healthcare professionals—and the leaders who support them—as they navigate the traumatic stress they have experienced and continue to face. This empathetic and concise guide contains:
- real-world accounts and experiences from frontline workers;
- an overview of treatment options; and
- exercises, tools, and tips that you can use today.
Read this book to help yourself—and those you love and support in the COVID-19 battle—begin the process of healing from the inside out and reconnect with the joys and rewards of career and life.
“This is the book we as clinicians need right now . . . (it) will save lives.” --Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, Pres/CEO Thomas Jefferson University/Jefferson Health
“This quick and easy read will benefit many on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic and is an essential addition to any organization looking to help their teams thrive and build resilience in the midst of chronic stress and leadership burnout.” --Myra Gregorian, Chief People Officer, Seattle Children’s
“A must-read for every healthcare provider or leader . . . filled with hope, inspiration, and lots of practical, evidence-based techniques and treatments for managing traumatic stress.” --Jagat Narula, MD, PhD, Chief of Cardiology, Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital