#86 Helping Healthcare Heroes Heal from the Trauma of the Pandemic featuring Dr. Mark Goulston and Dr. Diana Hendel
In this episode we talk with co-authors, Dr. Mark Goulston and Dr. Diana Hendel, about their book Why Cope When You Can Heal? How Healthcare Heroes of COVID-19 Can Recover from PTSD.
In their book, Mark and Diana paint the picture of the “perfect storm for trauma” that is being experienced by healthcare workers today.
In the interview Diana shares her perspective that healthcare workers are the grittiest, toughest, most resilient people in our society. But we are living in the downside of our societal “just get over it” culture and aren’t giving equal attention to the processing which is essential for healing.
We discuss why it’s important to bear witness to this moment in history and to not “rush past the tragedies that have been experienced.” Diana describes the numerous experiences healthcare workers have had during the pandemic that have contributed to the experience of moral injury and traumatic stress.
Mark and Diana also share their perspectives on the pending serious mental health and PTSD crisis that is inevitable in the healthcare system.
At the close of the interview Diana shares some words of wisdom for healthcare leaders regarding what is and will be required by leaders during these traumatic times.
This is an interview jam packed with priceless information for anyone who is working in healthcare today. Stop what you are doing and listen now!
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