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  • Queen's Institute of Healthcare Improvement

Why Is “Psychological PPE” Important for the Health Care Workforce?

“Heroes will not seek help. We need to bring it to them.” - Arpan Waghray, MD

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s no question that health care workers need personal protective equipment (PPE) to aid sick patients. Experts propose that the health care system must proactively protect the psychological well-being of their staff with “Psychological PPE” alongside the well-known physical PPE. What is Psychological PPE? It is “individual and system-level actions to safeguard and support the mental health and well-being of the health care workforce.”

Now, more than ever, it’s important to facilitate easy access to the support health care providers may need beyond masks, gloves, and gowns.

Click here to learn more about Psychological PPE for health care workers during the pandemic.

Summary by: Jeffrey Yen

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