Supporting the Psychosocial Well-being of Health Care Providers During the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
Serious psychosocial or mental health issues may be experienced by health care providers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic
The purpose of this document is to outline guidance for psychosocial planning for health care providers who provide care and services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance is not intended to be prescriptive or exhaustive but is based on the premise that there are differences across health authorities in terms of access to and availability of resources, specific planning processes, and the plans and programs that might be available to support the well-being of health care workers.

Key objectives include:
• Protecting and/or promoting the psychosocial well-being and resilience of health care workers;
• Mitigating or preventing more serious psychosocial or mental health issues that health care providers may
experience as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; and
• Supporting health care provider willingness and ability to continue working
  • Mental health services
  • Community Health Workers
  • Dental Providers
  • Family Caregivers
  • Medical Imaging Workers
  • Medical Laboratory Technologists
  • Mental Health Workers
  • Midwives
  • Military Health Workers
  • Non-traditional Health Workers
  • Nurse Practitioners*
  • Nurse Specialists*
  • Nurses - Licensed Practical
  • Nurses - Registered
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Paramedics
  • Personal Support Workers
  • Pharmacy Workers
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physicians - Emergency
  • Physicians - Intensive Care
  • Physicians - Primary/Family
  • Physicians - Specialists
  • Public Health Workers
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Speech/Language Pathologists
  • Students
  • Volunteers
  • Other Health Care Workers
The Government of British Columbia Ministry of Health and the BC Centre for Disease Control have created a document with information on supporting the psychosocial well-being of health care workers.
  • Community Health Services
  • Critical Care
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Home Care Services
  • Hospitals
  • Indigenous Health Services
  • Long-Term Care
  • Mental Health Services
  • Primary Health Care
  • Public Health
  • Other
Research Intervention - outcome data available
Government of British Columbia Ministry of Health; BC Centre for Disease Control
Canada - British Columbia

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