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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

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Advancing Collaborative Teams (ACT) Toolkit

A toolkit to help teams reflect on their performance and prioritize opportunities and strategies for further development as part of...

Advancing Collaborative Teams (ACT) Toolkit

A toolkit to help teams reflect on their performance and prioritize opportunities and strategies for further development as part of a team action plan. It includes reliable and valid assessment tools to evaluate interprofessional care competencies and psychological safety.

This link opens an external web page. The Canadian Health Workforce Network and the Mental Health Commission of Canada do not control the quality or omission of translations.

Author(s)/Organization(s)
Toronto Academic Health Science Network Practice Committee and University of Toronto Centre for Interprofessional Education at the University Health Network
Tags
interprofessional care (IPC), collaborative teams, psychological safety
Audience
Manager/Supervisor/Director, Health worker
Theme
Psychological protection
Cost
Free
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Guide/Tool/Toolkit
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Specific to healthcare
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Community care, Home care, Online setting, Hospital, Long-term care, Private clinic
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Not explicitly
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English
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How to Learn from Failure

This article discusses different types of failures in the medical field and how clinicians can learn from and improve their...

How to Learn from Failure

This article discusses different types of failures in the medical field and how clinicians can learn from and improve their practice by talking about their mistakes.

This link opens an external web page. The Canadian Health Workforce Network and the Mental Health Commission of Canada do not control the quality or omission of translations.

Author(s)/Organization(s)
Weir, P.
Tags
preventable failures, complex failures, intellectual failures
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Trainee, Health-care educator/Trainer, Health worker
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Psychological protection
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Free
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Article
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Specific to healthcare
Setting
Community care, Hospital, Long-term care, Private clinic
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Not explicitly
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English
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Collaborative Health Education Resources

A website with a wide range of resources and tools to help promote collaborative teaching, learning, and practice for educators...

Collaborative Health Education Resources

A website with a wide range of resources and tools to help promote collaborative teaching, learning, and practice for educators and learners within health education.

This link opens an external web page. The Canadian Health Workforce Network and the Mental Health Commission of Canada do not control the quality or omission of translations.

Author(s)/Organization(s)
UBC Health
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collaboration, learners, educators, interprofessional
Audience
Health-care educator/Trainer, Trainee
Theme
Organizational and team culture
Cost
Free
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Guide/Tool/Toolkit
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Specific to healthcare
Setting
Community care, Hospital, Long-term care, Private clinic
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Not explicitly
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English
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Stress First Aid for Health Care Workers

A framework to help health-care workers improve recovery from stress reactions, in themselves and co-workers. It includes manuals, training materials,...

Stress First Aid for Health Care Workers

A framework to help health-care workers improve recovery from stress reactions, in themselves and co-workers. It includes manuals, training materials, and other resources to support and validate good friendship, mentorship, and leadership actions.

This link opens an external web page. The Canadian Health Workforce Network and the Mental Health Commission of Canada do not control the quality or omission of translations.

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U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
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peer support, stress, stress first aid, health-care workers
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Health worker, Manager/Supervisor/Director
Theme
Organizational and team culture, Support for psychological self-care
Cost
Free
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Policy/Framework
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Specific to healthcare
Setting
Hospital, Long-term care, Private clinic, Community care, Home care, Online setting
Language
English

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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