Heather Koopman


Clinical Consultant

Heather Koopman: Worked with Continuing Care Psychiatric Consulting Service(CCPCS) as a Clinical Consultant for 30 years with AHS in Continuing Care. Focusing on mental health with residents that live in a long term care /or supportive living setting. Trained in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and Peer Support. Facilitated education and support for grief support groups in the community. COVID 19 pandemic has taught me a lot about developing resiliency to cope and manage during this unprecedented times in healthcare.

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Cumulative Grief among Healthcare Workers During COVID 19

Under normal circumstances, healthcare workers have more time to grieve and manage stress following the death of a resident in a congregate setting. With increased deaths related to COVID 19 pandemic in a short time the health impact of grief on healthcare workers can lead to moral distress and burnout.

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