We bring together a unique group of investigators from Chaplain Services at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, the College of Public Health, and University of Queensland to conduct a comparative effectiveness study of two early interventions (Response Resliency Resources, RRR, and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, CISD) delivered by chaplains to reduce stress among healthcare workers from UIHC clinics involved in direct patient care. Using a group randomized design, 24-30 groups will be randomized to either RRR or CSID. Baseline, 6-week, and 3-month follow-up surveys will be completed by participants of group sessions, and stress measures, coping, resiliency, and quality of life will be compared between the two modalities of care. This research has promise to advance the evidence base of chaplaincy interventions for healthcare workers, a group at high risk of occupational stress.
Bolenbaugh, M. (2020). The role of social support in debriefing interventions for hospital healthcare workers. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Iowa, Iowa, United States.
Bolenbaugh, M., Hudson, J., Andrew, N., Kenardy, J., Ramirez, M. (2019, August). Programs to reduce stress among hospital workers. Poster presented at the 2019 American Psychological Association Conference, Organizational Health and Employee Well-Being Poster Session, San Francisco, CA.