Two studies examined the efficacy of the Self‐Compassion for Healthcare Communities (SCHC) program for enhancing wellbeing and reducing burnout among healthcare professionals.
Study 1 found that SCHC significantly increased self‐compassion and wellbeing. All gains were maintained for three months. Study 2 found that in addition to enhancing wellbeing, SCHC significantly reduced secondary traumatic stress and burnout. Changes in self‐compassion explained gains in other outcomes, and initial levels of self‐compassion moderated outcomes so that those initially low in self‐compassion benefitted more.
Findings suggest that the SCHC program may be an effective way to increase self‐compassion, enhance wellbeing, and reduce burnout for healthcare professionals.
In partnership with Dr. Kristin Neff at the University of Texas at Austin and Dr. Chris Germer at Harvard Medical School, the Center for Resiliency has developed a curriculum for healthcare providers that builds resiliency and provides practical tools to prevent burnout.
This is the first quantitative study of its kind concerning self-compassion and resiliency in healthcare. The preliminary results show increases in well-being, mindfulness, and job satisfaction and decreases in stress, anxiety and depression.
In partnership with the Center for Health Communication at the University of Texas at Austin, this study identified how the stress caused by technology could impede work in healthcare. The findings of this research led to changes in the way people interact with their ICTs (information communication technologies), so that they could be happier and healthier employees.
|Title||Principal Investigator and researchers||Status|
|Which resiliency training tools are participants using during the COVID-19 pandemic?||Center for Resiliency|
|Online resiliency rounds: Tailored support for healthcare professionals during COVID-19||Christie, L., Long, P., Gregory, K., Kopecky, C.||Manuscript in progress|
|Self-compassion as a social process: What healthcare professionals learned from a 6-week intervention||Long, P. ...||Manuscript in progress|
|6-month resiliency training for psychosocial healthcare teams||Long, P., & Gregory, K.||Data collection in progress.|
|Psychological safety training||Long, P., & Gregory, K.||Intervention in development|
|How a 1-day resiliency training workshop helped nurses cope during the COVID-19 pandemic||Long, P., Christie, L., & Gregory, K.||Manuscript in progress|
|Resiliency Training for Pediatric Residents||Long, P., Gregory, K., & Pillutla, K.||Intervention to begin 9/2020|
|Resiliency rounds for the CF Team||Long, P., Pai, S., Cardenas, B., Gregory, K.||Intervention on hold|
|Caring for caregivers: Self-compassion for parents of chronically ill children.||Long, P., and Knox, M.||Manuscript in progress|
|Caring for others without losing yourself: An adaptation of the Mindful Self-Compassion program for healthcare communities.||Neff, K.D., Knox, M., Long, P., Gregory, K.||Published in Journal of Clinical Psychology|