In response to the staggering levels frontline workers are struggling with mental health, which has resulted in higher rates of both patient mortality and dissemination of hospital-transmitted infection as well as the fact that suicide rate in the healthcare industry are higher than the average US population, Sufi Psychology Association, the non-profit behind the global "Caring 4 Our Caregivers" initiative that has helped over 350 hospitals worldwide since the beginning of the pandemic, has introduced a revolutionary new 'Caregiver Wellness Program,' (CWP) aiming to provide robust wellness resource programs to healthcare teams.
Launching this month at Roseland Community Hospital, located in the Greater Roseland Area of Chicago, the CWP will provide frontline heroes with helpful tools they need, focused on preventing burnout, a leading cause in life-threatening errors made in the field. Designed by Dr. Saloumeh Bozorgzadeh, PsyD. and team, the program is tailor-made to address challenges specific to the healthcare community incorporating evidence-backed research on overarching topics including fear, anxiety, financial worries, parenting stressors, nutrition, sleep and more. The standout new program offers a variety of videos, stress reduction exercises including dynamic breathing, visualization and movement exercises, professional videos, and a weekly meditation session - accessible online, 24/7 from any device or location and led by doctoral-level experts currently practicing in the field themselves.