Stress, burnout, and trauma among correctional workers lead to mental health disorders, employee turnover, and poor patient care. This presentation highlights the magnitude of the problem and how it has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The authors provide a holistic analysis of the impact of the problem and offer examples of institution-based programs and activities that can help prevent stress and burnout or mitigate their effects.
- Describe the costs of stress and burnout on correctional workers and organizations
- Review the return on investment with wellness programs in health care organizations
- Discuss wellness initiatives implemented in secure facilities
Brooke Berard PsyD, Director of Sex Offender Program Services, Wellpath
Charlene Donovan PhD; MSN; RN; PHMNP-BC, Vice-President - Behavioral Health Services, Wellpath
Emily Salema PsyD, Clinical Director, Wellpath