Vol. 15 No. 3 (2023): BAPIOAC23 - National Conference

Own Oxygen Mask First: The Psychological Strategy for Self-Care for Healthcare Professionals

Andrew Tressider
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Published 2023-10-03


  • Self-care

How to Cite

Tressider, A. (2023). Own Oxygen Mask First: The Psychological Strategy for Self-Care for Healthcare Professionals. Sushruta Journal of Health Policy & Opinion, 15(3), 1–6. https://doi.org/10.38192/15.3.5


Health and self-care are not complicated, they just require some common-sense learning and applying that learning to us. This article discusses the principles of self-care and puts the case forward for paying attention to personal health and well-being as essential for delivering on the aspiration of providing excellent care to patients.

Let’s remember, as they say at the start of the flight, to put our own oxygen mask first before helping the person next to us.


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