On precious moments, we will bring you interviews with thought leaders,people making a difference in health and social care & share with you profiles of different healthcare professionals, their roles and contributions to the healthcare system Globally. We will also share tips,advice and support on different aspects of health and wellbeing.
In this episode,Sheila a Nurse Lecturer at Middlesex University shared with us through her many years of experience as a Nurse and lecturer on *Routes available to become a Registered Nurse,career pathway,support for students and using your voice to effect good. The importance of mentor ship and role modelling was also discussed.
We all have within us;the ability to be the best we can but sometimes life happens. At times like that, we need to draw on strength and hope to navigate,overcome and soar. I share about Hope as Light when surrounded by darkness (hardship,fear,loss and doubt)Having hope can see us through and give us strength. Strength to turn the pressures into desirable outcome (just like diamond.)through positive mindset and attitude leading to being psychologically resilient.
In this episode I talked about preparing for the various new normal evolving from the effect of the Pandemic. Kindness and Compassion being two of them and their effect on our wellbeing,especially our mental health both as givers and recipients . *Kindness gives us a sense of belonging and being valued. *Compassion as positive emotions and thoughtfulness linked to love and hope. It is widely believed and evident that things cannot go back to how it was before then,at least most straight away. How prepared are you?
Healthcare workers, and emergency responders are often exposed to trauma and have no control of their work schedule. The current Pandemic have escalated that,which have led to increased fatigue and burnout. When Covid19 disease stopped taking centre stage,this same workforce will have to continue caring their normal duty of caring for the Nation. It is important that we play our part in minimising impact by supporting each other and employers providing resources. The resultant effect of trauma and burnout impact healthcare workers’ mental ,unfortunately the fear of stigmatisation prevents them from seeking help so they are not labelled as ‘Not coping’. What can we do to prevent the already shrinking workforce from shrinking further and prevent further pressure?
In this episode,I share about ‘Moral Injury’. Courage and Empathy keeps us going and Vulnerability is Not Weakness,it gives us sense of belonging ,and compassion for one self. It is okay to feel helpless and scared,to also seek and embrace help. Attitude of gratitude is important too,even in the face of adversity.
People working in health and social care often put others first. With the impact of the Pandemic,it is vital for them to pay attention to self care now and for the foreseeable future. In this episode we will address *Managing physical and Psychological well being *Mindfulness *Looking to the Future* Accessing support. We are all in this together.