Workplace Wellness

Join contributors to Workplace Wellness: From Resiliency to Suicide Prevention and Grief Management: A Practical Guide to Supporting Healthcare Professionals (Springer International, 2023) for a discussion of this recent, vital publication. The Lab community can order at a 20% discount using the code found in this PDF.

Participants will learn about the particular workplace needs of healthcare professionals as well as current research on how spiritual care providers can support those professionals.

From the publisher:

This book uniquely provides actionable strategies along the wellness continuum in multiple dimensions: personal, institutional and professional; while applicable across disciplines: nursing and allied health, advanced practice providers and physicians. Further, the content is presented in a manner that can be taught to those entering the workforce, or serve as a primer for Wellness Officers. Most mental health texts focus on the needs of patients and ignore the mental health needs of clinicians. This book fills that gap embracing wellness initiatives as a matter of mental health. Wellness strategies for Inclusion Diversity and Equity are presented. The often ignored subject of suicide is approached head-on with evidence-based strategies for prevention. At the far end of the continuum of wellness, grief management after losing a colleague to death and/or suicide will be addressed. Each chapter includes learning objectives, a brief presentation of the science, application of principles into wellness practice, opportunities for future research and discussion questions. Artwork created by healthcare workers are included to augment transfer of knowledge through art as a way of knowing. Videos are offered to demonstrate through simulation lessons taught through the book.

We’re joined by:

Allison Kestenbaum is Supervisor of Spiritual Care and CPE at UC San Diego Health.

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Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk is Vice President for Health Promotion and Chief Wellness Officer at The Ohio State University.

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Maggie Mortali is Vice President of Programs and Workplace Initiatives at American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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Amanda Choflet is Interim Dean of the School of Nursing and Associate Clinical Professor at Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences.

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Clare Dickens MBE is Academic Lead, Mental Health and Well-being, University of Wolverhampton.

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