Letter to the Editor

Promoting Wellness and Resiliency: Faculty Development Professionals Respond to a Mass Shooting

Authors: Zuber D. Mulla, PhD, Consuelo Rosales, BS, Eduardo Vazquez, MS, Marco A. Rodriguez, MS, Med, Sanja Kupesic Plavsic, MD, PhD


To the Editor: Healthcare professionals face a unique set of stressors.1 A systems approach is needed to address stress and promote wellness among faculty.1 To foster a culture of resilience and wellness in their institution, faculty need to be equipped with practical skills.2
Posted in: Mental Health16

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