RESPONDING AND REACHING OUT TO A PEER SUPPORTER:
Peers understand the joys and difficulties of our work. Yet, our healthcare culture supports shouldering our own concerns. We all need to learn to check in with one another; “This was a hard situation, how are you doing?”, and respond beyond the automatic response of “I’m fine”. It is helpful to share with a trusted colleague how difficult experiences affect us.
Peer supporters are identified by their “PEER SUPPORTER” tag attached to their ID. If a peer supporter approaches you and expresses interest in your well-being, consider engaging with them to share your experience. If you wish to speak with a peer supporter, please contact Dr. Chantal Brazeau at email@example.com. You may request a peer supporter from your own department, or a separate department within your school, or a different school, based on your preference and comfort.