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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Commentary

Supporting the emotional well-being of health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wu AW, Buckle P, Haut ER, et al. J Patient Saf Risk Manag. 2020;25(3):93-96.
This editorial discusses priority areas for maintaining and promoting the well-being of the healthcare workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. The authors discuss the importance of providing adequate personal protective equipment (PPE), supporting basic daily needs (e.g., provision of in-hospital food stores), ensuring frequent and visible communication, supporting mental and emotional well-being, addressing ethical concerns, promoting wellness, and showing gratitude for staff.