Episode 36: COVID-19 Supporting Doctors. COVID fatigue – what’s going on, and what we can do about it
In this episode of the podcast, Rachel is joined again by Dr Caroline Walker – The Joyful Doctor. Caroline is a Psychiatrist, therapist, specialist in the wellbeing of doctors and host of The Joyful Doctor Podcast.
This is the fifth in a new series of podcast episodes and videos – COVID-19 Supporting Doctors.
In these very difficult times, Caroline and Rachel are working together to bring you as much support as they can. We’ll be tackling various different topics as they emerge in order to help doctors and other professionals working on the frontline keep their head in the game and stay focussed and resilient.
In this episode we discuss COVID fatigue, how many of us seem to be more tired than we would expect – even though we’re going to bed at a reasonable hour and may have more opportunity than usual for rest. This fatigue is caused by many factors which include our background anxiety and stress, the fact that it’s harder to interact regularly with those people who re-energise us and also the fact that doing things virtually can be completely draining.
We chat about strategies to look after ourselves, our families and colleagues and discuss practical things you can do which will make a difference.
Keep up the good work. Keep your heads. Keep caring.
Contact Rachel – firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter – @DrRachel Morris
Contact Caroline – email@example.com Twitter @joyful_doctor
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You can watch this podcast episode on YouTube here.