Go Teams for Healthcare

How can chaplains help healthcare institutions respond best in moments of crisis?

One chaplain proposes Go Teams for healthcare. Following a series of traumatic incidents and losses, including on-site suicide, colleague deaths, and assaultive patients that deeply shook the staff community, Chaplain Alyssa Adreani created and launched a crisis response program called the Newton-Wellesley Hospital GO Team. Inspired by Critical Incident Stress Management, the GO Team is comprised of professional colleagues from Spiritual Care, EAP, Behavioral Health, Peer Support and other trained and experienced professionals. The team are activated and deployed by executive leadership following crisis events at the hospital. Supportive responders debrief after every incident. This webinar will discuss the history of the GO Team, the path taken to create and launch it, and how other chaplains can create similar resources in their own healthcare institutions.

Alyssa Adreani is Director of the Spiritual Care Department at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.


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