Office of Clinician Support

A Safe Place To Talk

The Office of Clinician Support (OCS) is designed to provide a safe, alternative communication channel for anyone who does clinical work with patients. The OCS is for all hospital clinicians and trainees.  The program assists clinicians with any problem they may be having, whether it be work-related or personal.  Boston Children's Hospital established this program because it recognized the need for a safe, confidential environment where hospital clinicians can seek advice about work experiences or personal situations.

David DeMaso, MDThe OCS provides clinicians with guidance on how to resolve work-life issues and a forum to openly voice concerns. The OCS is staffed by mental health clinicians familiar with working in the hospital environment.  The OCS is available seven days a week.

A Safe Place to Talk

Q&A with Dr. DeMaso

David DeMaso, MD, director of the program, talks about the Office of Clinician Support's role at Boston Children's Hospital.

Professor David DeMaso, Psychiatrist in Chief, Boston Children's Hospital, talks about dealing with isolation, shame and anger during and after a legal trial in a hospital.