Courage, Fortitude, and Effective Leadership of Surgical Teams During COVID-19

Elizabeth H. Stephens, Joseph A. Dearani, Kristine J. Guleserian

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The world as we once knew it has been drastically altered secondary to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The impact of these changes, particularly for those practicing in the medical profession, extends beyond the physical to the psychological, emotional, and spiritual. We discuss the factors that contribute to these stresses, way to manage them, and how we as leaders of our teams can inspire resilience and help our colleagues endure these most difficult times.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)675-679
Number of pages5
JournalWorld Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2020


  • COVID-19
  • cardiothoracic surgery
  • mental health
  • wellness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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