For Health Professionals

Care for the Caregiver

We are here for you

Care for the Caregiver logoAmong the hallmark behaviors of The ChristianaCare Way are respect and compassionate care for every person. This holds true when it is one of our own colleagues who is grieving, traumatized, or distressed due to experiences providing care or being in the workplace. ChristianaCare responds with outreach and compassion when a colleague becomes a “wounded healer,” “second victim,” or would like support.

The Care for the Caregiver team provides support to caregivers when they experience stress related to patient care or the workplace (e.g., adverse event, workplace violence, staff death, vicarious trauma). Our goal is to listen empathetically, help our colleagues understand and process their experiences, and identify their needs to return to their satisfying professional work.

The Care for the Caregiver Team

The Care for the Caregiver team is comprised of volunteers from a variety of disciplines, including attending physicians, resident physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, chaplains, and patient care technicians. The Care for the Caregiver team members have been trained in peer support and were selected because of their high level of competence in helping second victims.

If you or a colleague might benefit from peer support, Vocera web page “Care for the Caregiver” (page ID #1239) to connect to peer support within 24-48 hours.” 

The following resources can help you learn more about the Care for the Caregiver program: