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Research shows that COVID-19 burnout is taking a severe toll on universities’ clinical faculty and that there is a crucial need for peer support.
Western University’s Peers for Peers program is the first of its kind in Canada based at an academic centre. It provides support through empathetic listening and shared experience. Faculty leads are trained to provide an empathetic ear, and are well-versed in resources for professional therapy if they deem it necessary.
The program aims to keep doctors on an even keel – for their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of their patients.
For more information, visit Western University.