Resource Articles

Issue 416, December 2021/January 2022 Medical Center Edition

In this issue: International Kindness with Jim Kendall, LCSW, CEAP, Manager of Work/Life Connections - EAP, Care Gap Alerts: Blood Donation with Jennifer Andrews, MD, MSC, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbology, and Immunology; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Medical Director of Blood Bank, Think Before You Drink with Ted Rice, LPC-MHSP, CEAP, Occupational Safety: Got Blood? Choose to Change a Life with Lori Brister, APRN, FNP-C, Get On Your Game (Plan)! with Health Plus

Issue 415, 2021 October/November Medical Center Edition

In this issue: Go for the Gold with Health Plus, Care Gap Alerts: Palliative Care with Andrew Wooldridge, MD, Dealing with Grief and Loss with Ted Rice, LPC-MHSP, CEAP, Occupational Safety: Antibiotic Resistance - You Can Stop the Spread with Michael Chin, MD, MPH, Assistant Director of Occupational Health, Ask a Lifestyle Coach with Rachel Bowman, CHES

Trauma and Storms: Coping with Disaster

The destruction of the December storms and tornados is heartbreaking. There is a feeling of being totally overwhelmed, hopelessness and helplessness. Jim Kendall, LCSW, of Vanderbilt Work/Life Connections-EAP gives an assessment of how to recognize symptoms of extreme stress, and how to help those affected by the recent tornadoes.

Re-Deployment Stress: Here We Go Again

​Since the beginning of the pandemic, our healthcare teams have done an awesome job in spite of the uncertainty, danger to their safety, fatigue, and the trauma to their psychological well-being. This article contains some suggestions that our healthcare members recommended for self-care during the first wave of this pandemic.

Resilient Skill Set

It would be great if everyone was born with a full repertoire of traits and skills for resilience. Since we are not, it is reassuring to know that with practice and training we can learn the behaviors, attitudes and skills necessary to increase our ability to spring back from challenges. There are four skill sets that are particularity helpful in developing resilience: