Now that the initial crisis/rapid change phase is moving into a longer term and slower maintenance phase, low energy and low mood can creep in.
Canadian nurses burnout struggles.
Podcast and info about Health Care burnout from Washington University.
Detailed research article on burnout in health care providers (on physicians but generalizable)
Self care, seeking support, and taking breaks are critical. Here are some useful articles:
Center of Study for Traumatic Stress. Practical strategies for sustaining healthcare workers wellbeing. Several helpful pdf's
Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare. Caring for yourself and others during the COVID19 Pandemic: Managing Health Care Workers Stress. Webinar:
National Center for PTSD, Managing Health care workers' stress associated with COVID19
Dealing directly with anxious, irritable, and sad clients can sometimes be exhausting.
Tools for mental health providers:
Self Assessment Tool for Compassion Fatigue.