Self-care for paramedics

Susan Gravier, Andrew Noble, Mark Mastanduono, Thomas Njoroge

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Self-care can be broadly described as a clinician’s own maintenance of good holistic health and wellbeing.1 This wellbeing extends beyond the physical to encompass psychological, emotional and spiritual balance and health. Self-care has been associated with the concept of self-compassion.2,3 Self-compassion, or directing feelings of kindness and care towards oneself, can allow a person the attention and energy to alleviate pain or suffering. This article will outline self-care as avital element of the rounded and healthy out-of-hospital clinician, with a special focus on the extended care paramedic working in the field of palliative care.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019


  • Palliative care
  • Paramedic
  • Paramedic Wellbeing
  • Extended care paramedic
  • Self-care
  • Self-awareness
  • burnout
  • compassion fatigue
  • CareSearch
  • online resources
  • evidence-based resources


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