Understanding Stress and Taking Care of Each Other
ASPR TRACIE. (2020). Understanding Stress and Taking Care of Each Other (and, In Turn, Ourselves).
Dr Patricia Watson is a psychologist at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). For more than 20 years, she has focused on high stress occupations (e.g., first responders, healthcare workers) and the importance of peer support and self-care. ASPR TRACIE asked Dr. Watson to explain risk factors for stress and PTSD in healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and strategies for identifying and managing these and other negative behavioral health effects.