COVID-19 Resource: Nurturing the emotional well-being of our caregivers during the COVID-19 response
Repository Posting Date2020-04-30T13:26:33Z
Author DetailsCharles Kunkle MSN, CEN, CCRN, BC-NA has over 28 years of experience as a nurse and has held multiple positions in emergency medicine, pre-hospital emergency medical services, cardiothoracic intensive care units and flight nursing. He was named nurse manager of the year by the Nursing Spectrum magazine in 2006, and in 2009 he launched No Time To Care Solutions, helping healthcare leaders throughout the country to energize, empower and engage bedside caregivers using his unique and easy to follow 8 step game plan approach. In March of 2016 Charles released his first book entitled No Time To Care; A Leadership Guide to Ensuring Caregiver Engagement. In 2017, his book was awarded the Silver Medal, book of the year, by the American Journal of Nursing.
Lead Author Sigma AffliationNon-member
Original PublisherSigma Theta Tau International
Other Title(s)Sigma Education: COVID-19. Webinar 9
TypeEducational Material, Public Health
Level of EvidenceExpert Opinion (nationally/internationally recognized)
KeywordsCOVID-19; Caregiver Recovery; Emotional Challenges; Caregivers; Crisis Leadership; Caregiver Emotional Distress; Leadership
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Webinar Details: The emotional scars left by this pandemic will be felt for years to come. Our primary focus as healthcare leaders will eventually shift from the physical safety aspect of care to an empathic emotional approach to recovery for all caregivers involved in the pandemic response. This presentation will provide a three step approach to ensuring emotional agility, giving you easy to use steps to not only care for yourself but also care for those who have dedicated themselves to care for their patients during this very difficult time.
- The learner will be able to define the current physical and emotional challenges that healthcare workers are currently facing during this pandemic.
- The learner will be able to articulate the 5Cs of crisis leadership and apply the concepts to their daily practice.
- The learner will be able to identify the warning signs of caregiver emotional distress and utilize support therapies to help caregivers cope post pandemic.
Date of Publication2020-04-29
Series/Report No.Supporting All Nurses as Leaders During the COVID-19 Virus; Webinar 9
Version of PublicationPublisher’s Version
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