The COVID-19 pandemic has tested the U.S. healthcare system in ways not seen in modern times, as floods of patients have overwhelmed hospitals and healthcare facilities.
As usual, healthcare workers are being asked to take on some of the hardest work during the coronavirus pandemic. Many...
During the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the mental health needs of healthcare workers should not be overlooked, a disaster response expert says.
In July 2019, the accreditation agency released Quick Safety Issue 50: Developing Resilience to Combat Nurse Burnout, published to help healthcare facilities with the process of personal protection from burnout for nurses and other frontline staff.
Yale New Haven Hospital has developed a two-step assessment process for all clinicians who are at least 70 years old and seeking reappointment to the medical staff.
It’s not a new problem. According to a 2016 study from the Mayo Clinic, at least 15%–20% of adults in the U.S. report high levels of stress.
The World Health Organization has recently defined burnout as an official medical diagnosis.