Nursing Leadership

Nursing Leadership 33(4) December 2020 : 45-50.doi:10.12927/cjnl.2021.26421
Leadership Innovation

Why Do We Need Wobble Rooms during COVID-19?

Lara Gurney, Julie Lockington, Lori Quinn and Maura MacPhee


The "wobble room" is a wellness intervention designed to guide staff through unpredictable times that are not going away quickly. Emergency department teams are accustomed to trauma events and trauma debriefing, but the prolonged uncertainties and fears associated with COVID-19 have posed a unique challenge for healthcare workers. The wobble room has become a place where staff can make sense of how the pandemic is affecting them and create a "new normal" with respect to personal safety and team cohesion.



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