Facing Life's Challenges

Peer Support Programs at VUMC

Work/Life Connections
January 10, 2019

When a colleague is impacted by an unanticipated outcome or challenging case Peer Support Teams within a workgroup, proactively offer emotional support to affected peers. Several Teams have undergone specialized training equipping them to identify early signs of stress and burnout and how to provide guidance or referral to resources, as required.

What Do I Say When Someone Tells Me They Have Been Assaulted/Harassed?

Work/Life Connections
January 29, 2018

Media coverage of sexual misconduct allegations against several celebrities and politicians, the Time’s Up movement, and the #MeToo social media campaign have heightened awareness of the prevalence and effects of sexual assault and sexual harassment in the United States. The culture of silence around these issues is shifting, and it can be difficult to know what to say to a friend, a family member, or a co-worker who discloses their story of sexual assault and/or harassment.