The global pandemic of SARS-Cov-2 (COVID19) is presenting extremely challenging times for all those working to care for children with cancer and their families around the world. Many of you have had to change the way you provide care and contribute your staff and personal efforts towards other services in your hospitals. Every service is having to plan and re-plan as local situations are evolving rapidly.
As discussed in last week’s blog post, Understanding Emotional Distress among Oncology Providers, there are significant behavioral, psychological, and physical health-related effects of working in a highly stressful work environment. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to buffer the effects of stress and burnout. The good news is that, by reading this blog series, […]
Here at the SIOP blog this month, we wanted to continue to focus on the mental health of care providers. In doing so we hope to ultimately provide resources to both recognize emotional distress in our colleagues and ourselves, as well as provide coping techniques. Below is an excerpt from from an anonymous medical professional […]
Perspectives on Mental Health from a Researcher Working on a Project with Children with a Poor Prognosis
Hi Everyone! My name is Gemma, I’m a researcher in Paediatric Palliative Care and a SIOP YI Board member. As part of our mental health month, today I am posting on behalf of my colleague Dr Ellen M Henderson, who shares her experience of working on a longitudinal study of decision making with children with brain tumours.