Online resources for self-care
Patients and their families use online resources in varied ways.
The Program in Narrative Medicine
A program offered through College of Physicians Surgeons, Columbia University that uses writing/narrative to help process the emotions and impact of working in health care.
Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project
The Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project is an online source for information, training materials, workbooks, and texts for health care caregivers, as well as other types of caregivers.
healthjourneys offers a selection of books, CDs, and other materials that teach guided imagery and other relaxation techniques to manage the effects of stressful situations.
This Web site offers ad-free information and resources for dealing with life's challenges. Categories of topics include mental and emotional health, family and relationships, healthy living, and caregiving.
Stress Management from MindTools
Web site offers self-help tools in a variety of categories, including performance stress, relaxation and sleep, self-confidence and self-esteem, anger management, and various types of coping strategies. A burnout self-test is also available.
Interpersonal Communication And Relationship Enhancement: I*CARE
Recognizing that improved communication skills can prevent practitioner burnout, MD Anderson Cancer Center offers on-line resources to assist health care practitioners in sharpening the skills necessary to manage challenging patient and family encounters. ONA