Advancing Patient Care | Ag Cur Cúram Othar Chun Cinn
Caring for Carers
Michael West, Kings Fund UK.
This ten-minute video describes the key elements that will help us to sustain ourselves during this demanding time. Michael West explains the importance of self-care and what that entails, from spending time with loved ones to carving out time for exercise to developing good sleep hygiene and the value of being present.
“At this time, it is vital that we are compassionate to those we care for, those we lead, our colleagues and ourselves.
We must be present and listen, understand deeply, empathise and find ways to help – others and ourselves. Connection, belonging and love are at the heart of our humanity and being. Our path ahead is clear in these dark times – to make compassion our constant guide and safe refuge.
And compassion must characterise our leadership at every level of our health and care systems.” – Professor Michael West
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