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Coronavirus - COVID-19 Surgical Practice

Self-care and Caring for Each Other

The current clinical environment is difficult for patients, their relatives and for health care workers and their families.  Everyone is anxious and this can make for difficult interpersonal relations where this would not normally be the issue.  Developing some insight into the effects this anxiety has on your performance and that of others can be helpful.

A group of Irish psychiatrists have produced a website with a variety of resources and exercises that you might find helpful.  It is aimed at anyone working in healthcare – and perhaps their families - who is concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on their mental health.  Access is free.

https://www.mindthefrontline.com/

RCSI have produced a range of useful resources on self-care and care for each other.

https://www.rcsi.com/dublin/coronavirus/healthcare-professionals/positive-mental-health