COVID-19 Team Member Support and Wellness Resources
We are facing many unknowns as the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) disrupts life as we know it. As healthcare providers standing on the front lines of this pandemic, many of us feel vulnerable, anxious, and scared, understandably so. We are concerned about the health and well-being of our loved ones, ourselves, patients, and colleagues. It is hard to put into words the impact of “social distancing” on us as we have been abruptly disconnected in body, mind, and spirit from our normal routines and community and faith support systems that provide meaning in our lives. Many of us are in need of support and are looking for resources. Responding to this need, St. Luke’s Incident Command Center (ICC) created a Wellness Committee to identify the needs of St. Luke’s team members and provide resources available from St. Luke’s and the larger community. Our hope is that through these resources, people will find the support and relief they need.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to email co-chairs Dawn DuBois or Renita Heinzl. Click the links below for more information.
When it comes to painful, complex realities, it can be difficult to know how much we should share with children. Many people have an instinct to protect kids. Here are a few foundational dos and don’ts.
Current social distancing orders and travel restrictions are making funeral planning especially difficult for families during the pandemic. Thoughts on how to honor loves ones lost during this unprecedented time.
A collection of meditations, sleep stories, music and more to support your mental and emotional wellness through this time.
Self-Care Support Resources What is Self-Care? The Definition of Self-Care
Explores the benefits of self-care and the different types of self-care, including suggestions for self-care ideas and practices in each type of self-care mentioned.
Outdoor Picnic and Respite Areas (PDF)
The St. Luke's Hospital campus offers a variety of beautiful scenic areas to enjoy lunch in the sun and shade in quieter, more natural settings. Please find the attached map of all of the picnic tables on campus, including the Healing Garden on the 3rd floor.
Discusses how to overcome barriers to self-care, make time and space for ourselves, and get over residual emotional guilt, which is critical for our well-bring and happiness individually and communally.
Tips for overcoming your barriers to self-care when you care for others.
Mindful Self-Care with Shelly Tygielski
In this 8-part series, you'll learn to nourish the core of your being in a way that will help you weather uncertainty, communicate and listen with compassion, and help you work together towards a better, shared future for us all. Self-care is not frivolous; self-care is a radical act of love.
Visit the St. Luke’s employee wellness website for tools to keep you motivated and well, such as meal plans, recipes, workout videos, nutrition, sleep, and activity trackers. Log into your account and click on the wellness tab at the top of the page.