Review: Supporting your team during a global pandemic

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Review: Supporting your team during a global pandemic

Review: Supporting your team during a global pandemic

In this Nursing Management Leadership Q&A, senior vice president and CNO of Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia provides advice for leaders to support their health care teams to minimize feelings of stress and being overwhelmed.

When asked by an overwhelmed and overstressed leader how to support one’s team, the following advice was given:

  • Recognize that you are not alone
  • Practice complete transparency
  • Communicate in an open, honest, and direct manner
  • Care for yourself so you are able to care for others
  • Know your limits and ask for help when needed
  • Celebrate successes, even the small ones
  • Spread gratitude

Communicating not only factual information but also supportive and appreciative comments is essential for health care members to reduce stress and anxiety.

|2020-07-15T07:58:52-04:00July 15th, 2020|COVID-19 Literature|0 Comments

About the Author: Maria Brann

Maria Brann
Dr. Maria Brann, PhD, MPH, is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI and affiliate faculty with the Injury Control Research Center at West Virginia University. She explores the integration of health, interpersonal, and gender communication. Her translational focus and mixed methods approach are woven throughout her health vulnerabilities research, which advocates for more effective communication to improve people’s health and safety. Her primary research interests focus on the study of women’s and ethical issues in health communication contexts and promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviors to improve personal and public health and safety. She researches communication at both the micro and macro levels and studies how communication influences relationships among individuals and with the social world.

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