June 9, 2022
S2 E9: Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others with Tom Flanagan and Jennefer Pursifull
When your job is to care for others, you can easily forget to care for yourself.
After the past couple of years, healthcare workers have experienced profound mental health challenges. They’ve worked harder and witnessed more suffering than ever before.
Tom Flanagan, CEO of the Center for Cognitive Disorders for the National HealthCare Corporation, and Jennefer Pursifull, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Medxcel, join us for this episode to discuss how to prioritize mental health for yourself and your team.
In this conversation, you’ll learn how to recognize when your team needs help, and how to cope with stress in a healthy way.
In this episode, you’ll hear:
[04:00] Challenges healthcare workers face today
[07:30] How to recognize when your team needs help
[09:30] How leaders can alleviate stress for their teams
[12:00] Why mental health is challenging for healthcare workers
[14:00] Healthy ways to cope with stress
[17:00] How to handle stress as a healthcare leader
[20:30] What organizations gain from mentally healthy employees
[23:00] Why mental health matters