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Caring for Each Other

We recognize that our team members are our most valuable resource, and we are committed to creating space to process events and provide support.

Caring for Each Other includes:

  • Individual Peer Support, individual sessions in which peers offer support to their colleagues 
  • Group Peer Support, group support sessions for units/departments that have experienced an adverse event
  • Emotional Support Rounding, rounding by peers who provide brief, supportive interactions throughout a unit/department, often on a regular schedule
  • Conversations with Colleagues, group sessions in which peers emotionally support each other on a specific topic, such as fatigue, work/life balance, or racial justice. The sessions are facilitated by licensed Duke social workers.

All programs provide supportive listening, validating/normalizing, information on self-care, and referrals to team members who experience a patient care event (e.g., safety event, workplace violence event, moral injury); a professional stressor (e.g., co-worker death, staff well-being, conflict, communication); or a personal issue that impacts work.

The Caring for Each Other logo: A white background what an illustrated blue hand in a circle around three icon people in gray, blue, and purple, with the words "Caring for Each Other" in gray underneath.

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