6 responses to “Stress First Aid as a form of Peer Support”

  1. Wow! What an amazing article. I really appreciate the summary pictogram (way to go Caroline Dance!) and the use of the military stress continuum. Will try using that with my team and recognizing when I’m drifting to the yellow so that I can offload to stay in the green.

  2. This is very helpful. I already do most of this, and having it written out clearly and succinctly will help me share it with my team and model more effectively. We all need to keep this on the radar, and this is a very helpful reminder.

  3. I think we need a peer-to-peer mentorship program for all interested physicians,not just rural ones. This time of crisis and acute change in health care systems ,with the emerging possibilty of talking about our vulnerabiilty makes this the perfect moment to get one started. Anyone interested?

  4. Thanks, this is a great summary and I definitely found myself working through this and on these continuums. This puts into words what has been running through my head. Thank you for the helpful suggestions to focus on what to do to help as well.

  5. Hi Julie Martz–I love the idea of a peer-to-peer mentorship program. Lets chat–joannacheek@gmail.com

  6. I appreciate this article. But am also conscious of how primary care is currently organized in BC, where there are no real teams at which to have such conversation and no way to share work that would not reduce income. I suspect that we will see even more people leaving community-based, longitudinal primary care environments and more family doctors choosing to work in specialized areas where they have the support of a real team who can provide the supports and processes described.

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