Caring for injured and ill kids and their families day after day takes a toll on healthcare providers. The Schwartz Center Rounds® program provides doctors and nurses at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia a place to talk with other co-workers about the trials and tribulations of caring for these children. Taking the program one step further, a clinical nurse at CHOP developed a program called “Arts and Humanities: Building Staff Resilience” where staff utilize their creative outlets as a way to cope with the challenges of their jobs. Since 2008, this annual program draws over a 100 physicians and nurses who share their feelings and emotions through art, photography, music, and poetry.
As a healthcare provider, how do you cope with the daily strains of your work?