Explore the latest research, news and developments in the world of wellness in this installment of the Well-Being Weekly. Get caught up on this week's biggest stories surrounding mental health and well-being in the healthcare industry, provided by Well-Being Index experts Patrick McNally and Sunny Prabhakar.
Wellness support and strategies for frontline nurses
New strategies to mitigate clinician distress during the COVID-19 pandemic are being implemented and studied by The Ohio State University. Trusted Health and OSU have established an emotional support line to provide wellness support and evidence-based strategies to improve well-being for frontline nurses working in facilities with COVID-19 patients. Learn more about the initiative here.
Research grant funding opportunities
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institution (PCORI) offers a variety of grant opportunities for research focused on healthcare delivery and outcomes. Recently, PCORI has been providing funding opportunities for studies related to the impact of COVID-19 on the well-being of healthcare workers. The Well-Being Index would be happy to partner with your organization on future research grants on similar topics. For more information on future opportunities, visit the PCORI website.
WHO calls for healthy and safe working conditions for all health workers, amidst COVID-19 pandemic
As distress levels rise among healthcare workers due to occupational risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization calls on institutions to ensure healthy, safe, and decent working conditions for all medical professionals. Explore the key messages and facts offered by WHO, and learn what specific steps can be taken by organizations to reduce physical and psychological hazards.
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