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Wellness resources for healthcare workers should be top priority, according to new study

This week a New report will be published in the American Journal of Health Promotion that highlights the most effective interventions to promote health and well-being in nurses and physicians.

Our healthcare workers put themselves at risk to help save lives.

This week a New report will be published in the American Journal of Health Promotion that highlights the most effective interventions to promote health and well-being in nurses and physicians.

Ohio State University's Chief Wellness Officer and Dean of College of Nursing Bernadette Melnyk explains what's being done and should be done to help those people taking care of patients.

Trusted Health, the career platform for the modern nurse, and The Ohio State University College of Nursing announced a new initiative to promote mental health and well-being among nurses on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

OSU is piloting the support line right now with nurses in New York City and southeast Michigan.

Trusted and The Ohio State University have come together to help address this issue through a partnership that will provide access to wellness support and evidence-based strategies from nursing faculty and advanced practice nursing (APN) students from The Ohio State University College of Nursing. Nurses employed by Trusted who are working in facilities with COVID-19 patients will be able to access an emotional support line staffed by seasoned nurse practitioner faculty, including mental health experts, and supervised students. Those faculty and students will review stressors with callers and offer coping strategies and stress-reduction techniques.

Nurses who call the emotional support line may then opt to participate in a wellness support partnership program supported by the College of Nursing for a period of four or eight weeks. This will include cognitive-behavioral skills building, motivational interviewing, mindfulness and therapeutic communication aimed at finding sustainable solutions to enhance the nurses’ health and well-being, both during the pandemic and for life.

To learn more information about resources available to frontline healthcare workers, click here.