Stress First Aid for Healthcare Workers: A Peer Support Tool

Stress First Aid for Healthcare Workers: A Peer Support Tool

Department

Duke School of Nursing

Overview

Health care professionals, trainees, and students face unique stressors, and our short course on Stress First Aid seeks to provide you with a model to engage with these difficult situations. Are you interested in bettering your work environment for yourself and your colleagues in health care  through using tools of peer support? In this four-week Coursera course, we’ll unravel stress’s impact on your work environment, well-being and patient care. Beginning in Week 1, we’ll introduce you to a common vocabulary to discuss stress. Week 2 dives into the Stress First Aid peer support model and the principles of continuous, primary, and secondary aid. Week 3 focuses on personal well-being and how you can promote wellness at your workplace. And, in Week 4, you’ll learn practical Stress First Aid applications through case study applications.

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