As the world grappled with COVID-19 the additional stresses placed on healthcare workers and healthcare organisations shone a spotlight on wellbeing and resilience. Much has been made publicly in the media and social media of the impact these experiences have had on healthcare workers’ mental health. Whilst not a new concept, the lack of an evidence base in the academic literature for interventions that support the wellbeing and resilience of doctors and other healthcare workers has become apparent. This was brought into sharp focus as healthcare professionals and their organisations struggled to put appropriate mechanisms in place for support in a timely manner during the pandemic. Furthermore, moving beyond COVID-19, issues of health care worker wellbeing and resilience prevail as a key organisational and institutional concern in global healthcare. Risk of healthcare worker stress and burnout and the consequent impact on patient care is high across the world without adequate and evidenced based mechanisms of support.


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Walker, K., Gordon, L., Mattick, K., Carrieri, D. & Laidlaw, A. 2021, 'Under pressure: Heard, valued and supported?', AMEE 2021, 27/08/21 - 31/08/21, pp. 315-315. https://discovery.dundee.ac.uk/en/publications/8019266a-7cef-4fa1-85fd-0f9cbceb2173

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