This pilot study from the Indiana University School of Medicine finds that peer-support groups can be beneficial in reducing healthcare worker (HCW) stress and burnout.
A total of 24 emergency department physicians participated in the study. The researchers evaluated the effects of 8 weeks of virtual, group-based peer support on distress, depression, and burnout symptoms during COVID-19.
Among the findings:
The findings suggest that peer support can provide physicians and other HCWs a space of psychological safety to talk about challenges without the need to fix their problems or suppress their emotions, the researchers note.Read More >>