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Creating a Safe Space: Strategies to Address the Psychological Safety of Healthcare Workers

A manual offering a comprehensive overview of peer support programs in Canada and internationally. It provides best practice guidelines, tools,...

Creating a Safe Space: Strategies to Address the Psychological Safety of Healthcare Workers

A manual offering a comprehensive overview of peer support programs in Canada and internationally. It provides best practice guidelines, tools, and resources to help policy makers, accrediting bodies, regulators, and health-care leaders assess and develop peer-support programs for health-care workers. The aim is to support workers’ emotional well-being and enable them to provide safer, higher-quality care to patients.

Author(s)/Organization(s)
Canadian Patient Safety Institute
Tags
Safe space, peer support, psychological safety, moral distress
Intended Audience
Human resource representative, Manager/Supervisor/Director
Focus of Intervention
Psychological protection, Protection from moral distress, Support for psychological self-care
Cost
Free
Format of Intervention
Document/Report
Sector
Specific to healthcare
Healthcare Setting
Hospital, Long-term care, Private clinic, Community care, Home care, Online setting
Intersectional (focuses on:)
Not explicitly

Teamworking, Psychological Safety and Compassionate Leadership

This blog highlights the importance of teamwork and compassionate leadership for fostering a positive work experience. It also describes how...

Teamworking, Psychological Safety and Compassionate Leadership

This blog highlights the importance of teamwork and compassionate leadership for fostering a positive work experience. It also describes how such leadership may create effective teams and psychologically safe organizational cultures.

Author(s)/Organization(s)
West
Tags
inclusivity, psychological safety, teamwork, compassionate leadership
Intended Audience
Manager/Supervisor/Director
Focus of Intervention
Organizational and team culture, Clear leadership and expectations, Psychological protection
Cost
Free
Format of Intervention
Blog Post
Sector
Specific to healthcare
Healthcare Setting
Long-term care, Private clinic, Community care, Home care, Online setting, Hospital
Intersectional (focuses on:)
Not explicitly

An Institutional Model for Health Care Workers’ Mental Health During Covid-19

A commentary presenting a proactive, team-based support intervention called CREATE, which focuses on compassion, resilience, and team building. The model...

An Institutional Model for Health Care Workers’ Mental Health During Covid-19

A commentary presenting a proactive, team-based support intervention called CREATE, which focuses on compassion, resilience, and team building. The model was designed to support health-care workers’ mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic but is also useful outside that context.

Author(s)/Organization(s)
Shapiro et al.
Tags
mental health, COVID-19, resilience, Team-based model
Intended Audience
Health worker, Manager/Supervisor/Director
Focus of Intervention
Psychological protection
Cost
Free
Format of Intervention
Article (Peer reviewed)
Sector
Specific to healthcare
Healthcare Setting
Hospital
Intersectional (focuses on:)
Not explicitly

Let’s Talk Moral Distress: Resource Guide

A resource to support teams who experience moral distress. It describes its underlying factors and offers strategies and videos to...

Let’s Talk Moral Distress: Resource Guide

A resource to support teams who experience moral distress. It describes its underlying factors and offers strategies and videos to help workers and leaders take action to prevent and reduce moral distress.

Author(s)/Organization(s)
Alberta Health Services
Tags
supportive strategies, workers well-being, moral distress
Intended Audience
Health worker
Focus of Intervention
Protection from moral distress
Cost
Free
Format of Intervention
Guide/Tool/Toolkit
Sector
Specific to healthcare
Healthcare Setting
Home care, Online setting, Hospital, Long-term care, Private clinic, Community care
Intersectional (focuses on:)
Not explicitly

Joy in Work Toolkit

This toolkit outlines essential components for fostering joy in the workplace and supporting the public health workforce. It also provides...

Joy in Work Toolkit

This toolkit outlines essential components for fostering joy in the workplace and supporting the public health workforce. It also provides an action guide for leaders to promote staff well-being and cultivate joy at work.

Author(s)/Organization(s)
The National Association of County and City Health Officials
Tags
physical and psychological safety, staff well-being, public health workforce, joy
Intended Audience
Manager/Supervisor/Director, Health worker
Focus of Intervention
Organizational and team culture
Cost
Free
Format of Intervention
Guide/Tool/Toolkit
Sector
Specific to healthcare
Healthcare Setting
Home care, Online setting, Hospital, Long-term care, Community care
Intersectional (focuses on:)
Not explicitly

Advancing Collaborative Teams (ACT) Toolkit

A toolkit to help teams reflect on their performance and prioritize opportunities and strategies for further development as part of...

Advancing Collaborative Teams (ACT) Toolkit

A toolkit to help teams reflect on their performance and prioritize opportunities and strategies for further development as part of a team action plan. It includes reliable and valid assessment tools to evaluate interprofessional care competencies and psychological safety.

Author(s)/Organization(s)
Toronto Academic Health Science Network Practice Committee and University of Toronto Centre for Interprofessional Education at the University Health Network
Tags
psychological safety, interprofessional care (IPC), collaborative teams
Intended Audience
Health worker, Manager/Supervisor/Director
Focus of Intervention
Psychological protection
Cost
Free
Format of Intervention
Guide/Tool/Toolkit
Sector
Specific to healthcare
Healthcare Setting
Hospital, Long-term care, Private clinic, Community care, Home care, Online setting
Intersectional (focuses on:)
Not explicitly

Psychological Safety for Teams

An article providing practical steps and strategies to create a more psychologically safe environment for health-care teams.

Psychological Safety for Teams

An article providing practical steps and strategies to create a more psychologically safe environment for health-care teams.

Author(s)/Organization(s)
O’Donohoe & Kleinschmit
Tags
Psychological health and safety, safe environment
Intended Audience
Manager/Supervisor/Director
Focus of Intervention
Psychological protection
Cost
Free
Format of Intervention
Blog Post
Sector
Specific to healthcare
Healthcare Setting
Hospital, Long-term care, Private clinic, Community care, Home care, Online setting
Intersectional (focuses on:)
Not explicitly

Peer Support and Trauma Response Program

This website offers an overview of SickKids peer support program to promote greater psychological health, well-being, and safety among staff....

Peer Support and Trauma Response Program

This website offers an overview of SickKids peer support program to promote greater psychological health, well-being, and safety among staff. It includes an approved International Critical Incident Stress Foundation course, along with tailored program development and consultation.

Author(s)/Organization(s)
the SickKids
Tags
peer support, resilience, wellbeing, Psychological health and safety
Intended Audience
Health worker, Health-care educator/Trainer, Human resource representative, Trainee, Manager/Supervisor/Director
Focus of Intervention
Psychological protection
Cost
Unknown
Format of Intervention
Course/Training/Workshop
Sector
Specific to healthcare
Healthcare Setting
Hospital, Long-term care, Private clinic, Community care, Home care, Online setting
Intersectional (focuses on:)
Not explicitly

Psychological Safety with Amy Edmonson

A webinar featuring Amy Edmonson, a renowned American scholar of leadership, “teaming,” and organizational learning. Her discussion includes ways to...

Psychological Safety with Amy Edmonson

A webinar featuring Amy Edmonson, a renowned American scholar of leadership, “teaming,” and organizational learning. Her discussion includes ways to create psychological safety within teams and stresses its importance in hybrid environments as well as among diverse teams aiming for innovation.

Author(s)/Organization(s)
Oslo Business Forum
Tags
leadership, psychological safety, diversity
Intended Audience
Manager/Supervisor/Director, Employee, Human resource representative
Focus of Intervention
Organizational and team culture, Psychological protection
Cost
Free
Format of Intervention
Webinar
Sector
General
Healthcare Setting
General
Intersectional (focuses on:)
Not explicitly

Working Differently Together: Progressing a One Workforce Approach

A step-by-step guide on the effective implementation of teams whose members are from a range of health and social care...

Working Differently Together: Progressing a One Workforce Approach

A step-by-step guide on the effective implementation of teams whose members are from a range of health and social care disciplines. Among other enablers of working in multidisciplinary teams, the toolkit explores psychological safety and workplace culture.

Author(s)/Organization(s)
NHS, Health Education England
Tags
multidisciplinary team, collaborative culture, psychological safety
Intended Audience
Manager/Supervisor/Director, Health worker, Human resource representative
Focus of Intervention
Organizational and team culture, Workload management and work-life balance, Psychological protection
Cost
Free
Format of Intervention
Guide/Tool/Toolkit
Sector
Specific to healthcare
Healthcare Setting
Online setting, Hospital, Long-term care, Private clinic, Community care, Home care
Intersectional (focuses on:)
Immigrant, refugee, ethnocultural, and racialized populations (IRER)

Supporting Our Staff: A Toolkit to Promote Cultures of Civility and Respect

A practical, interactive toolkit developed by the U.K.’s National Health Service to create positive working environments that are kind, compassionate,...

Supporting Our Staff: A Toolkit to Promote Cultures of Civility and Respect

A practical, interactive toolkit developed by the U.K.’s National Health Service to create positive working environments that are kind, compassionate, and inclusive for all.

Author(s)/Organization(s)
NHS
Tags
civility and respect, bullying and harassment
Intended Audience
Health worker, Human resource representative, Manager/Supervisor/Director
Focus of Intervention
Organizational and team culture
Cost
Free
Format of Intervention
Guide/Tool/Toolkit
Sector
Specific to healthcare
Healthcare Setting
Hospital, Long-term care, Private clinic, Community care, Home care, Online setting
Intersectional (focuses on:)
Men, Women, 2SLGBTQ+, Immigrant, refugee, ethnocultural, and racialized populations (IRER)

A Practical Guide to the Art of Psychological Safety in the Real World of Health and Care

This practical guide offers insights that emerged from an exploration of the experience of more than 80 health and care...

A Practical Guide to the Art of Psychological Safety in the Real World of Health and Care

This practical guide offers insights that emerged from an exploration of the experience of more than 80 health and care leaders from differing integrated care systems. It includes a range of case studies and a wealth of tools and resources for teams.

Author(s)/Organization(s)
NHS Horizons
Tags
psychological safety, leadership, integrated care systems
Intended Audience
Human resource representative, Manager/Supervisor/Director
Focus of Intervention
Organizational and team culture, Psychological protection
Cost
Free
Format of Intervention
Guide/Tool/Toolkit
Sector
Specific to healthcare
Healthcare Setting
Hospital, Long-term care, Private clinic, Community care, Home care, Online setting
Intersectional (focuses on:)
Not explicitly

Disclaimer: This inventory is by no means exhaustive. The Canadian Health Workforce Network and the Mental Health Commission of Canada are unable to comment on the quality of individual programs or services. Consequently, their inclusion in this toolkit should not be considered an endorsement of particular programs or organizations.

Thank you for your interest in the Psychological Health and Safety Toolkit for Primary Care Teams and Training Programs (PH&S Toolkit)!

 

Your input is invaluable to help us revise the publicly available PH&S Toolkit to be launched in March 2024.

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