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Staying psychologically safe as a doctor during the COVID-19 pandemic

Staying psychologically safe as a doctor during the COVID-19 pandemic Open access Special communication Staying psychologically safe as a doctor during the COVID- 19 pandemic 1,2 3 4 5 Jill Benson, Roger Sexton, Christopher Dowrick, Christine Gibson, 6 7 8 Christos Lionis, Joana Ferreira Veloso Gomes, Maria Bakola , 9 10 11 12 Abdullah AlKhathami, Shimnaz Nazeer, Alkisti Igoumenaki, Jinan Usta, 13 14 15 Bruce Arroll, Evelyn van Weel- Baumgarten, Claudia Allen To cite: Benson J, Sexton R, INTRODUCTION a demanding tone, or hopelessness, which Dowrick C, et al. Staying can ‘infect’ others. Alternatively, the respon- As we face the ongoing global pandemic of psychologically safe as a sibility of staying resilient at work may mean COVID- 19, doctors, nurses, ambulance offi- doctor during the COVID- 19 that our families are only seeing a dysfunc- cers, paramedics and many other health pandemic. Fam Med Com Health tional side of us at a time when they also need 2022;10:e001553. doi:10.1136/ workers answer the call to serve in time- fmch-2021-001553 us to support and comfort them. pressured, unfamiliar, chaotic and often- It is imperative that we are intentional in traumatic environments. We know how to Received 19 December 2021 how we look after our psychological health. look after ourselves in an infectious physical Accepted 22 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Family Medicine and Community Health British Medical Journal

Staying psychologically safe as a doctor during the COVID-19 pandemic

Family Medicine and Community Health , Volume 10 (1) – Jan 19, 2022

Abstract

Open access Special communication Staying psychologically safe as a doctor during the COVID- 19 pandemic 1,2 3 4 5 Jill Benson, Roger Sexton, Christopher Dowrick, Christine Gibson, 6 7 8 Christos Lionis, Joana Ferreira Veloso Gomes, Maria Bakola , 9 10 11 12 Abdullah AlKhathami, Shimnaz Nazeer, Alkisti Igoumenaki, Jinan Usta, 13 14 15 Bruce Arroll, Evelyn van Weel- Baumgarten, Claudia Allen To cite: Benson J, Sexton R, INTRODUCTION a demanding tone, or hopelessness, which Dowrick C, et al. Staying can ‘infect’ others. Alternatively, the respon- As we face the ongoing global pandemic of psychologically safe as a sibility of staying resilient at work may mean COVID- 19, doctors, nurses, ambulance offi- doctor during the COVID- 19 that our families are only seeing a dysfunc- cers, paramedics and many other health pandemic. Fam Med Com Health tional side of us at a time when they also need 2022;10:e001553. doi:10.1136/ workers answer the call to serve in time- fmch-2021-001553 us to support and comfort them. pressured, unfamiliar, chaotic and often- It is imperative that we are intentional in traumatic environments. We know how to Received 19 December 2021 how we look after our psychological health. look after ourselves in an infectious physical Accepted 22

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British Medical Journal
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2305-6983
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2009-8774
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10.1136/fmch-2021-001553
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Abstract

Open access Special communication Staying psychologically safe as a doctor during the COVID- 19 pandemic 1,2 3 4 5 Jill Benson, Roger Sexton, Christopher Dowrick, Christine Gibson, 6 7 8 Christos Lionis, Joana Ferreira Veloso Gomes, Maria Bakola , 9 10 11 12 Abdullah AlKhathami, Shimnaz Nazeer, Alkisti Igoumenaki, Jinan Usta, 13 14 15 Bruce Arroll, Evelyn van Weel- Baumgarten, Claudia Allen To cite: Benson J, Sexton R, INTRODUCTION a demanding tone, or hopelessness, which Dowrick C, et al. Staying can ‘infect’ others. Alternatively, the respon- As we face the ongoing global pandemic of psychologically safe as a sibility of staying resilient at work may mean COVID- 19, doctors, nurses, ambulance offi- doctor during the COVID- 19 that our families are only seeing a dysfunc- cers, paramedics and many other health pandemic. Fam Med Com Health tional side of us at a time when they also need 2022;10:e001553. doi:10.1136/ workers answer the call to serve in time- fmch-2021-001553 us to support and comfort them. pressured, unfamiliar, chaotic and often- It is imperative that we are intentional in traumatic environments. We know how to Received 19 December 2021 how we look after our psychological health. look after ourselves in an infectious physical Accepted 22

Journal

Family Medicine and Community HealthBritish Medical Journal

Published: Jan 19, 2022

Keywords: COVID-19family medicinegeneral practicemental health

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