Pandemic Kindness Movement

Contribution

Contribution is the section at the peak of the pyramid to achieving health worker wellbeing, in the original Maslow’s hierarchy called self-actualisation. Contribution refers to looking beyond our own needs to be our best self, to lead a life of meaning and purpose, and to make a tangible contribution to society. It implies personal and professional growth, which occurs at an individual pace.

The human experience is complex and for health workers, the COVID-19 pandemic may present challenging ethical and moral dilemmas. Like many other professions, people who work in health care are faced with changes in professional opportunities. The resources in this section can support you through periods of personal and professional challenge, and may also provide ideas for identifying opportunities for contribution and growth.

Underpinning each section of the pyramid of needs for health workers are leadership actions and behaviours, which everyone can model to support successful healthcare teams.

The Pandemic Kindness Movement webpages are created by clinicians across Australia and hosted by the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI). Provision of these links and resources does not imply endorsement nor recommendation from the ACI or NSW Health.