Leadership in Support of Physicians and Care Teams

To lead ourselves, our families, practices, and communities through this uncertain time, we need to be vulnerable ourselves. Asking for help is a sign of strength. The resources below provide practical strategies in the area of leadership.

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Best Practices for the COVID-19 Recovery Process

The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing on longer than many predicted, and it is more important now than ever to ensure the well-being of clinicians on the frontlines. Contemporary medicine has produced new stressors: lost autonomy, institutional productivity requirements, the complexities of insurance and EMRs, an aging patient population with multiple comorbidities and much more.

Best Practices for the COVID-19 Recovery Process, by Dr. Susan Wilson, will help you learn more about the importance of caring for your clinicians’ well-being, knowledge on how to provide assistance in recovery, and practical advice on how to navigate the complex needs of your organization throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘Systematic Racism, Health Disparities and COVID-19: Leading through Complex Trauma with Resilience and Hope’

How do seemingly unrelated but overwhelming global events connect to create complex trauma? How do we reckon with systemic racism, health disparities, COVID-19 and the unprecedented social and economic stress impacting individuals, families and communities across cultures, generations, genders, and racial groups? On Thursday, Oct. 8 from 3-4 pm, The National Council on Behavioral Health will address these issues and provide tools for supporting individuals as they develop healing and resiliency around complex trauma. Register here.

Resources for health care leadership

The following lists provide practical strategies for health system leadership to consider in support of their physicians and care teams during COVID-19.

Leadership in the Time of COVID-19, Paul DeChant, MD, MBA

As the days and weeks go on, the sense of mission will be overcome by exhaustion. Morale may well deteriorate. This is when the leadership job will become truly challenging. This article helps you strategize on next steps.

Curi resources:

Physician Well-Being During the COVID-19 Crisis article series:

  • Finding Joy in Work (Part 2)
  • Physician Well-Being during the COVID-19 Crisis Employee Engagement (Part 3)
  • Leadership in the Time of COVID-19 (Part 5)*
    • * coming soon

Physician Interview Article Series

Virginia Law Protects Physicians Seeking Mental Health Support

Well-Being Learning Opportunities via Stanford Wellness

News & Knowledge
All Curi recommendations are based on current CDC criteria at the time of publication. CDC guidance for SARS-CoV-2 infection may, or may not, be adopted by state and local health departments to respond to rapidly changing local circumstances. Providers should always check with their local health department to see if the CDC’s guidance on any given topic has been modified (particularly if more restrictive) from the CDC’s recommended guidelines. Follow this link https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/healthdirectories/index.html for contact information to your state/local health department. If local recommendations vary from those of the CDC, and you are unsure what recommendations to follow, then it is safer to follow the more restrictive guidelines/recommendations.