Commentary: A wellbeing champion and the role of self-reflective practice for ICU nurses during COVID-19 and beyond
AffiliationAdult Intensive Care Unit, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Amersham, UK
University of Derby
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AbstractThe purpose of this commentary is to highlight the importance of an intensive care unit (ICU) wellbeing champion, who promotes self-reflective practice and self-care to protect staff wellbeing. The wellbeing champion provides peer-to-peer support, delivers psychological first aid and through the “Look, Listen and Link” approach, signposts staff towards professional assistance when needed. Our ICU nominated a wellbeing champion from within the nursing team to take a bottom-up approach to staff wellbeing during the COVID-19 crisis where the stress levels in ICU are notably high.
CitationWharton, C., Kotera, Y. & Brennan, S. (2020). 'Commentary: A wellbeing champion and the role of self-reflective practice for ICU nurses during COVID-19 and beyond'. Nursing in Critical Care, pp. 1-3.
JournalNursing in Critical Care