Healthcare is more than a career, it’s a calling. Unfortunately, for many healthcare providers it’s also a source of stress and burnout. Research tells a story that is both disturbing and compelling. According to research summarized by the Public Services Health and Safety Association:
- The average number of days of work lost due to illness or disability was at least 1.5 times greater for workers in health care than the average for all workers.
- Healthcare workers have the highest frequency of violence and aggression-related injuries of any occupation, representing nearly 67% of all violence-related injury claims to the WSIB in 2009.
- 28% of Ontario nurses report being assaulted by their patients in the last 12 months.
- A 2008 study of personal support workers in long-term care in Ontario, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia found that 43 per cent experienced physical violence on a daily basis.
- Approximately 46 per cent of Canadian physicians reported they were in advanced stages of burnout.
HEALING 4 HEALERS
An inspired program for Healthcare Professions designed to….
teach and integrate powerful and simple tools for self-care, healing and resiliency including:
- Guided imagery
- Relaxation techniques
- Breathing techniques for vitality and relaxation
- Healthy eating
- Physical activity
- Sleep strategies
- Self-expression and reflection through words & drawings
NOTE: Canada Revenue Agency (Cra) – lists Kinesiologists as Authorized Medical Practitioners for the Purposes of Claiming Medical Expenses: Persons receiving services of a Registered Kinesiologist in Ontario can claim it as an eligible medical expense. Patients/clients can only claim the part of an expense for which they have not been or will not be reimbursed. However, they can claim the full expense if the reimbursement is included in their income, such as a benefit shown on a T4 slip, and they did not deduct the reimbursement anywhere else on their income tax and benefit return.