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Psychological Health and Safety Toolkit for Primary Care Teams and Training Programs

This toolkit aims to empower comprehensive primary care teams and training programs to promote psychological health and safety through a set of curated, evidence-informed resources focused on team-based activities, policies, and practices.
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What is psychological health and safety?

Psychological health is a form of well-being that allows individuals to think, feel, and behave in a manner that enables them to perform effectively in their work environments, personal lives, and in society at large (Samra et al, 2022).

Psychological safety is a condition in which people are free from threats of harm to their psychological health (MHCC, 2019).

Psychological health and safety is a way people interact with one another as well as the way working conditions and management practices are structured within the workplace (CSA, 2013).

Seven themes for workplace psychological health and safety

The resources in this toolkit are organized by seven themes, based on a clustering of the psychosocial factors identified in Canada’s National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.

Organizational and team culture

Organizational and team culture

Workload and work-life

Workload management and work-life balance

Successful attractive female doctor or surgeon in scrubs standing with folded arms in front of an African male doctor or consultant conceptual of an expert medical team, on white

Clear leadership and expectations

Psychological protection

Protection of physical safety

Protection of physical safety

Portrait of doctor and surgeon in a hospital together

Protection from moral distress

Support for self-care

Support for psychological self-care

Resources

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Commensality Groups 

This resource uses group work to build a sense of connection and collegiality among physicians and foster comradery and meaning...

Commensality Groups 

This resource uses group work to build a sense of connection and collegiality among physicians and foster comradery and meaning in work. By providing protected time for facilitated group discussion, commensality groups can improve various dimensions of physician well-being, including meaning and engagement in work and stress reduction.

Author(s)/Organization(s)
Stanford School of Medicine
Tags
collegiality, comradery, pshycian well being, empowerement, stress reduction
Intended Audience
Health worker
Focus of Intervention
Organizational and team culture
Cost
Free
Format of Intervention
Program
Sector
Specific to healthcare
Healthcare Setting
Community care, Home care, Online setting, Hospital, Long-term care, Private clinic
Intersectional (focuses on:)
Not explicitly
Language
English

A Qualitative Study of Medical Students’ Perspectives on a Clinically-Based Interprofessional Shadowing Course

This study investigates the perceptions, experiences, and reflections of medical students who took a course that had them shadow six...

A Qualitative Study of Medical Students’ Perspectives on a Clinically-Based Interprofessional Shadowing Course

This study investigates the perceptions, experiences, and reflections of medical students who took a course that had them shadow six different health-care professionals for a week. The report outlines themes that emerged from the analysis and presents findings that indicate the course’s effectiveness as an interprofessional learning method.

Author(s)/Organization(s)
Hsieh and Lo
Tags
empathy, medical students, interprofessional learning, hierarchy, shadowing, perceptions
Intended Audience
Health-care educator/Trainer
Focus of Intervention
Organizational and team culture, Psychological protection
Cost
Free
Format of Intervention
Article (Peer reviewed)
Sector
Specific to healthcare
Healthcare Setting
Learning environment
Intersectional (focuses on:)
Not explicitly

REWIND Communication Tool 

This one-hour workshop focuses on resident physician mistreatment in medical learning. It includes a demonstration of the REWIND communication tool...

REWIND Communication Tool 

This one-hour workshop focuses on resident physician mistreatment in medical learning. It includes a demonstration of the REWIND communication tool (relax, express, why, inquire, negotiate, determine) to address experienced or observed mistreatment.

Author(s)/Organization(s)
Pang et al.
Tags
mistreatment, discrimination, communication
Intended Audience
Trainee, Health-care educator/Trainer
Focus of Intervention
Organizational and team culture, Psychological protection, Protection of physical safety
Cost
Free
Format of Intervention
Article (Peer reviewed)
Sector
Specific to healthcare
Healthcare Setting
Online setting, Hospital, Long-term care, Private clinic, Community care, Home care
Intersectional (focuses on:)
Not explicitly
Language
English

Psychological Safety with Amy Edmonson

A webinar featuring Amy Edmonson, a renowned American scholar of leadership, “teaming,” and organizational learning. Her discussion includes ways to...

Psychological Safety with Amy Edmonson

A webinar featuring Amy Edmonson, a renowned American scholar of leadership, “teaming,” and organizational learning. Her discussion includes ways to create psychological safety within teams and stresses its importance in hybrid environments as well as among diverse teams aiming for innovation.

Author(s)/Organization(s)
Oslo Business Forum
Tags
psychological safety, diversity, leadership
Intended Audience
Human resource representative, Manager/Supervisor/Director, Employee
Focus of Intervention
Organizational and team culture, Psychological protection
Cost
Free
Format of Intervention
Webinar
Sector
General
Healthcare Setting
General
Intersectional (focuses on:)
Not explicitly

Disclaimer: This inventory is by no means exhaustive. The Canadian Health Workforce Network and the Mental Health Commission of Canada are unable to comment on the quality of individual programs or services. Consequently, their inclusion in this toolkit should not be considered an endorsement of particular programs or organizations.

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