For medical staff the demands were multiple and significant:
- Heightened risk of personal infection, sickness and death due to their frequent contact with Covid-19 patients
- Overwork and fatigue
- Exposure to the death of others, including exposure on a mass scale
- The inability to save others despite great efforts
- Threats of violence from people seeking scarce or limited resources
- Separated from family, loved ones, and social supports during the Covid19 response
- The stress of inadvertently spreading infection to others including family, friends and loved ones.
AT AHR WE HAVE DEVELOPED A RANGE OF BOTH INDIVIDUALLY AND ORGANISATIONALLY FOCUSED INTERVENTIONS DESIGNED TO HELP STAFF RESTORE THEIR PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING.
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And non-medical personnel have played a key role in sustaining people and the workplace throughout the crisis – they too have responded to the exceptional demands being made on them and their families.
Not all staff are adversely affected but no one is invulnerable. The challenge for healthcare organisations is to meet their duty of care obligation to provide effective support to staff whose emotional and psychological resources have been stretched and depleted.
Our team of Organisational Health Psychologists can work with health care organisations in identifying their needs. We will then develop a range of interventions and supports which take care of the individual and team needs, and which help the organisation restore to effective functioning.
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