So, it’s the start of the weekend and you’re in self isolation, social distancing… and you’re wondering what to do, how to pass the time. There’s Netflix or there’s our onthewards Quarantine Curriculum tips. Sit back, relax and read on.
Take a moment to read Charlotte Durand’s article – An open letter to Interns in the time of COVID-19
“We have a big few months ahead, but we are in it together. This may be the defining year of our careers, what a way to start as a doctor! Of all the advice I could give, the most important is to please remember to put your own mask on first, both literally and figuratively.”
“Look after the children in your life – yours, your nieces and nephews or those of your friends. This can be a scary time for them too.” There’s a great comic to share with them – Exploring the New Coronavirus
A couple more great videos to show children – Super Hero Me.
And “Jealous Coronavirus” music video from Vietnamese Health Department with English subtitles.
The Greater Good Magazine have produced a guide to practices, resources, and articles for individuals, parents, and educators facing COVID-19. Tips include how to look after your mental health and acts of goodness amid the COVID-19 outbreak. “We’re committed to bringing you stories, tips, and tools for these uncertain times in our global community.”
Another article from the Greater Good – 6 daily questions to ask yourself in quarantine.
If you’re sheltering in place, be sure to check in with yourself.
If you are in quarantine instead of Netflix, read a book instead. Compassionomics
“Recent reports indicate that healthcare is experiencing a compassion crisis – an absence of (or inconsistency in) compassionate patient care. Compassionate care is beneficial for patients (better outcomes), healthcare systems and payers (lower costs), and healthcare providers (lower burnout). Compassionomics is the branch of knowledge and scientific study of the effects of compassionate healthcare, and herein we describe a framework for hypothesis testing.”
Compassionomics is a literature search on the effects of compassion in healthcare.
Everyone involved in healthcare should read it.
A lot of people will be WFH (working from home) because of COVID-19, they will be in self isolation because of their recent travel or related symptoms.
An article was recently published on The Conversation about habitually checking the news on devices. Allowing 24/7 news channels to play non-stop might just increase stress and anxiety. If you missed this article or want to revisit it, you can find it here – Coronavirus: 5 ways to manage your news consumption in times of crisis
Want to get the best out of zoom, check out Groove Blog – 15 Advanced tips for better video meetings – as this will become standard daily life for education and meetings for all junior doctors.