Preparing Me: Support the Mental Health and Well-Being of Chinese Healthcare Workers During Emergencies

By Ling Wang, PhD student, King's College London, U.K.; RN, MSc, Central South University, China

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Wang L. Preparing me: support the mental health and well-being of Chinese healthcare workers during emergencies. HPHR. 2022;69. 

Preparing Me: Support the Mental Health and Well-Being of Chinese Healthcare Workers During Emergencies

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One-third of healthcare workers (HCWs) are at a high risk of mental health problems and may develop a lack of resilience, because of working in a variety of stressful situations. For a long, the use of Psychological First Aid (PFA) has been recognized as a promising innovation in the realm of a prevention strategy, helping them to support patients with acute stress and improve self-efficacy. Concerns about the effect of PFA and limited understanding of PFA use by healthcare workers challenge proactive uptake in the health system. Establishing the feasibility of the PFA training through adapting to the local culture, tailoring it to the frontline healthcare context, and evaluating systematically may be helpful to inform a large trial, or ensure effective and sustained training delivery. This study is of significance to present the feasibility and acceptability of a well-adapted PFA training intervention (Preparing Me) to address the implementation gap in this mental health promotion approach.

About the Author

Ling Wang, PhD student, King's College London, U.K.; RN, MSc, Central South University, China