Well-Being Weekly | Week of September 21st, 2020

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. 

Inadequate PPE still impacting mental health and well-being of frontline providers

According to a new report by i news, over one in three UK doctors have provided COVID-19 patient care without sufficient personal protective equipment (PPE). The article goes on to explain how this lack of appropriate protection has not only endangered the physical health of medical professionals, but also their mental health. Several shocking statistics among UK doctors were cited in the report, including:

  • 1 in 5 reported drinking more alcohol since the pandemic began
  • 27% reported eating more since the pandemic began
  • 39% reported that social distancing guidelines have made home relationships more stressed
  • 42% reported greater loneliness

While health systems and institutions around the world are racing to provide support for their staff, the UK ranked the "highest in workplaces offering activities to help with grief and stress" (55% compared to 43% in the US). Read the full report to learn more about the current landscape of treating patients with COVID-19.

International clinician wellness experts to speak at Champions of Wellness Virtual Summit 2020

We are so excited to hear from mindset coach and trainer, Monica Evason, in her "Doctor, doctor – I know you’re human just like me!" presentation at the Champions of Wellness Virtual Summit 2020. 


Evason has been a mindset coach and trainer for over 15 years facilitating sessions around personal and professional development in schools, companies, and hospitals. Having led patient-centric programs throughout the UK and Spain, Evason brings an international perspective on mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the early stages of the COVID-19 spread, she has focused on offering support to medical professionals in Spain, particularly on crucial conversations surrounding grief and loss. 

Visit ChampionsofWellness.com/summit to register while there are still spots available, and hear what Monica Evason has to say about improving mental well-being in school and in the workplace.

13 key trends that today's clinical leaders must know

Becker's Hospital Review's article, "What clinical leaders must know in today's climate: 13 key trends," highlighted the key takeaways from the Becker's Healthcare Clinical Leadership Virtual Event that took place earlier this month. The event brought health system executives and clinical leaders together to discuss trends and themes in clinical leadership. Here are a few of the key points that illustrated ways to mitigate clinician burnout during the most intense days in the medical practice:

  • Leadership is the first line of defense against burnout
  • One of the fundamental causes of physician burnout is a sense that physicians have lost control and can't do anything about the barriers preventing them from taking care of patients
  • Adding clinical decision support to existing workflows does not mean care will improve or change. The right processes, incentives and ecosystem have to be in place first.

    View all 13 takeaways from the Becker's Healthcare Clinical Leadership Virtual Event.  

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