Self-care for Healthcare Workers

You have needs too: connection, rest, play, peace, autonomy and well-being.

Good self-care will increase...

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my physical and emotional health

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my resiliency and ability to move forward

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the quality of care I can provide

Step 1. Practice Self Compassion

Self-compassion is a skill that can be learned over time with practice. The Self-Compassion Guidebook helps hospice palliative care clinicians and staff increase resilience around their own feelings of grief and loss.

The Self-Compassion Guidebook was developed by the Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Program and its Bereavement Leadership Team. The Self-Compassion Guidebook can be used by those working in many settings.

Step 2. Create a Six-Word Story

On overwhelming days, you can take out your six word self-compassion story and gently read it to yourself. It’s a six-word message you write about something kind you can do for yourself when you’re struggling. Watch the video to learn more.

“Taking care of yourself is the most powerful way to begin to take care of others.”

- Bryant McGill