Mental Health for Healthcare Providers: Improving Resiliency & Avoiding Burnout
This year, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Blaisdell Medical Library is hosting a mini exhibit to offer current and future healthcare workers resources they need to embrace resiliency and reduce burnout throughout their careers.
The library has curated a collection of books, e-books, articles, and other resources to help students, residents, faculty, and staff understand the risks of burnout and how they can become resilient caregivers.
Books available through the UC Davis Library
These books are available for checkout or request from the Blaisdell Medical Library. Not at the Sacramento campus? No problem! These items are also available for request through Interlibrary Loan. If you’d like to find more, search the UC Davis Library catalog.
- Foli, Karen J., author.; Thompson, John R., M.D. The Influence of Psychological Trauma in Nursing (2019)
- Halbesleben, Jonathon R. B. Managing Stress and Preventing Burnout in the Healthcare Workplace (2010)
- Lovallo, William R. Stress & Health: Biological and Psychological Interactions (2016)
- Robinson, Patricia J.; Gould, Debra A.; Strosahl, Kirk. Real Behavior Changes in Primary Care (2010)
- Wicks, Robert J. Overcoming Secondary Stress in Medical and Nursing Practice (2006)
- Yellowlees, Peter; American Psychiatric Association, issuing body. Physician Well-Being: Cases and Solutions (2020)
eBooks available through the UC Davis Library
These books are available electronically onsite or offsite for current UC Davis affiliates using Library VPN. UC Davis Library has a plethora of additional books and ebooks on a variety of mental health topics. Search the UC Davis Library catalog to find more.
- Fontaine, Dorrie K.; Cunningham, Tim; May, Natalie, ProQuest (Firm). Self-Care for New and Student Nurses (2021) Web.
- Kelly IV, John D. The Resilient Physician: A Pocket Guide to Stress Management (2017) Web.
- McCollum, Eric E. Mindfulness for Therapists: Practice for the Heart (2015) Web.
- Richards, Kim author; Sheen, Elizabeth author; Mazzer, Maria C. author; American Nurses Association. Self-Care and You: Caring For the Caregiver (2014) Web.
- Skovholt, Thomas M.; Trotter-Mathison, Michelle. The Resilient Practitioner: Burnout and Compassion Fatigue Prevention and Self-Care Strategies for the Helping Professions (2016) Web.
- Swensen, Stephen J.; Shanafelt, Tait D.; Mayo Clinic. Strategies to Reduce Burnout: 12 Actions to Create the Ideal Workplace (2020) Web.
- Wicks, Robert J.; Donnelly, Gloria Ferraro. Overcoming Secondary Stress in Medical and Nursing Practice : a Guide to Professional Resilience and Personal Well-Being (2021) Web.
- Yeung, Albert; Feldman, Greg; Fava, M. (Maurizio). Self-Management of Depression : a Manual for Mental Health and Primary Care Professionals (2010) Web.
- Hall, Michelle Flaum; Hall, Scott E.; Managing the Psychological Impact of Medical Trauma: a Guide for Mental Health and Health Care Professionals (2017) Web.
Articles available through the UC Davis Library
- Chigwedere, Ottilia Cassandra ; Sadath, Anvar ; Kabir, Zubair ; Arensman, Ella. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2021-07-01, Vol.18 (13), p.6695. The Impact of Epidemics and Pandemics on the Mental Health of Healthcare Workers: A Systematic Review. Web.
- Embriaco, Nathalie ; Papazian, Laurent ; Kentish-Barnes, Nancy ; Pochard, Frederic ; Azoulay, Elie Current Opinion in Critical Care, 2007-10, Vol.13 (5), p.482-488. Burnout Syndrome Among Critical Care Healthcare Workers. Web.
- Kheradmand, Ali ; Mahjani, Mahsa ; Pirsalehi, Ali ; Fatemizadeh, Somayeh ; Moshari, Mohammadreza ; Ziaie, Shadi ; Fatemizadeh, Sima ; Khoshgoui, Banafshe Iranian Journal of Psychiatry, 2021-06-07, Vol.16 (3), p.250-259. Mental Health Status Among Healthcare Workers during COVID-19 Pandemic. Web.
- Kim, Son Chae ; Sloan, Christine ; Chechel, Laura ; Redila, Matt ; Ferguson, Jennifer The Journal of Nursing Administration, 2021-11-01, Vol.51 (11), p.554-560. Severe Burnout and Poor Mental Health Among Healthcare Workers 6 Months After COVID-19 Pandemic Declaration: What Can We Learn for Future Emergencies? Web.
- Kriakous, Sarah Angela ; Elliott, Katie Ann ; Lamers, Carolien ; Owen, Robin Mindfulness, 2020-09-24, Vol.12 (1), p.1-28. The Effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction on the Psychological Functioning of Healthcare Professionals: a Systematic Review. Web.
- Li, Yufei ; Scherer, Nathaniel ; Felix, Lambert ; Kuper, Hannah; Pietschnig, Jakob PloS one, 2021, Vol.16 (3), p.e0246454-e0246454. Prevalence of Depression, Anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Health Care Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Web.
Resources for mental health and wellbeing
UC Davis Specific Resources
Helpful links for UC Davis Health students, faculty, and staff:
- Betty Irene School of Nursing student wellness page
- School of Medicine student wellness page
- Residents and Fellows wellness page
- Faculty and staff: Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP)
- Clinicians: Support U Peer Responder Program
- For general health and wellness: Healthy UC Davis
Mental Health Crisis Hotlines
Numbers to call if you are having a mental health crisis (we recommend adding some of these to your phone for easy use):
- Student Health Crisis Line (available 24/7): 530-752-0871
- Sutter Center for Psychiatry (available 24/7 for residents experiencing a mental health crisis): 916-386-3000
- Physician and Medical Student Support Line: 1 (888) 409-0141 or check out their website
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
- Sacramento Suicide Prevention and Crisis Line: 916-368-3111
- Davis Suicide Prevention and Crisis Line: 530-756-5000
- CRISIS Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline: 1-800-662-4357
If you’d like to start seeing a mental health professional, click on the links below