Joule Learning Series

  • Taking stock during times of high stress: risk factors and red flags

    Taking stock during times of high stress: risk factors and red flags

    Health care professionals have been facing intense uncertainty and demand due to the pandemic, making it tough to see personal wellness risks. Dr. Michael Kaufmann shares red flags to look out for.

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  • How to lead with compassion in times of crisis

    How to lead with compassion in times of crisis

    COVID-19 has upended health systems. Organizational psychologist Michael West explains the principles of compassionate leadership and how leaders can use it to overcome the hurdles they’re facing.

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  • Preparing for the unknown: mental readiness lessons from the military

    Preparing for the unknown: mental readiness lessons from the military

    First-year resident Dr. Stephanie Smith explains STRIVE, the mental readiness model she learned in the military, and how physicians can use it to deal with pressures from the pandemic.

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  • For physician parents: helping children understand risks and reduce fears

    For physician parents: helping children understand risks and reduce fears

    Dr. Jared Bullard shares his advice on discussing COVID-19 with children, reducing their anxiety and tips to help them stay safe and healthy.

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  • How to build resilience in uncertain times

    How to build resilience in uncertain times

    Grounding his work in academic theory, Dr. Ron Epstein explains how physicians can use mindfulness to manage stress and build resilience in times of uncertainty.

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  • The walking wounded: supporting physicians after the COVID-19 crisis

    The walking wounded: supporting physicians after the COVID-19 crisis

    Many frontline workers are coping with difficult moral decisions during COVID-19. Based on his experience in Rwanda, Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire provides insights into managing the risk of PTSD.

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  • Running on empty: how to fuel your body and mind for challenging times

    Running on empty: how to fuel your body and mind for challenging times

    How should you tend to your well-being during times of high stress and heavy workload? Maryam Hamidi shares practical tips to support your health through nutrition, hydration and sleep.

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  • “Talk to your fears”: strategies to manage stress during the COVID-19 pandemic

    “Talk to your fears”: strategies to manage stress during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Physicians are experiencing higher levels of stress over their personal safety and professional duties. Performance psychologist Jason Brooks lays out clear steps to get ahead of fear and stay focused

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  • Lessons from an astronaut: how to stay resilient in isolation

    Lessons from an astronaut: how to stay resilient in isolation

    Many frontline health care workers are self-isolating to avoid infecting family, friends and colleagues with COVID-19. Dr. Robert Thirsk shares what he learned as an astronaut to manage isolation.

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