FROM THE DAILY SCAN: STUDY IDENTIFIES WAYS TO ALLEVIATE STAFF BURNOUT IN LONG-TERM CARE
Practicing self-care, taking time to grieve, learning more about the palliative approach – these are all strategies researchers have identified to help long-term care staff cope with death.
The research team, led by a group of interdisciplinary frontline Providence Health Care staff, recently published a study that recommends practice changes and practical strategies to help reduce and prevent workplace stress and burnout among interdisciplinary long-term care staff who care for dying residents.
Although they conducted their research before the COVID-19 pandemic, the team says their findings are now even more relevant and support for long-term care staff is more urgent than ever. Any discussion about the implementation of these supportive strategies must now take into account the even greater challenges staff are now experiencing due to the COVID-19 crisis.
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