It goes without saying the past year has been traumatic, whether we’ve been affected personally by COVID-19 or not. For those who work in healthcare, the pandemic has pushed many workers to the point of exhaustion, both mentally and physically. This is reflected in the rising rates of suicide, depression and anxiety reported by staff.
In a recent podcast episode, BWBR addresses the question: How can we do better to support the resiliency of care staff to help individuals avoid feelings of depression, exhaustion and, in some cases, isolation? Devan Swiontkowski, a medical planner and healthcare designer, and Dani Ostertag, a senior interior designer, discuss the issue of staff resiliency and how small steps can become large leaps to advocating those charged with taking care of us.