In September, a representative from the Johnson and Johnson Services, Inc. contacted Texas Team Co-lead Cole Edmonson re: their interest in providing funding for an effort that would support nurses in their post-traumatic stress response to natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey. Dr. Edmonson reached out to TONE president Paula Webb and TNA ED Cindy Zolnierek to follow up on the opportunity. An initial proposal outline was drafted and submitted. Later a more fully developed proposal was requested and a proposal to develop and implement an educational self-help toolkit to address moral distress and promote moral resilience was fleshed out.
The proposal was accepted and a grant of $95,200 was awarded in January 2018. Cindy Zolnierek is the PI and Paula Webb the co-PI on the grant.
Subject Matter Experts Needed
TNA and TONE was awarded a grant from J&J to accomplish: Care for the Caregiver Following Traumatic Events: An Educational Self-Help Toolkit! We will be looking for four subject matter experts to assist in developing content to support nurses who have experienced a natural disaster, e.g.
- Proactive awareness of signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress for self, family and co-workers
- Techniques to mitigate the cumulative effects of stress and compassion fatigue
- Symptoms of vicarious victim behavior/feelings and how to translate them into a positive response
- Dealing with the experiences of providing care in compromised environments (moral distress)
- Development of personal and professional resiliency
- Personal impact (tools and strategies to address fear, anxiety, over protective behaviors, etc.)
If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Paula Webb or Cindy Zolnierek.
For additional information, review the grant proposal by clicking on the link below.