The Toll of Burnout on Medical Workers — and their Patients

The Toll of Burnout on Medical Workers — and their Patients

Burnout has long been a problem among health care workers and the pandemic has only intensified this issue. Many were hopeful that the COVID vaccines would provide some relief, but so far that hasn’t been the case and now, health care workers are leaving the industry in handfuls — and taking their expertise with them. Not only does this burnout hurt medical workers, but also patient care as patients are now not receiving what they need due to shortage in health care. 

Many health care workers have come out and said the prolonged battle against Covid-19 has left many doctors, nurses, medical assistants, respiratory therapists, and so many others on the front lines of care exhausted, frustrated, and overwhelmed fueling their already high levels of burnout. 

How much burnout affects patient care is difficult to gauge. Many studies have linked burnout to lower quality of care. A huge problem that has stood out is the shrinking field of seasoned professionals in medicine. So what do we do?

Well, there is no one solution. There are many and often the best suggestions have come from those who are in the line of health care work. One way of fighting burnout is addressing the mental health challenges that come with it, helping the flow of registrations and intakes run smoothly, and other creative inventions medical staff come up with to help the patients get the care they need while still maintaining the social distancing protocols.

How can we help? Well, we can make sure that you have the right insurance plan that covers you for every time of emergency situation and access to the right health care services like mental health insurance, emergency care, and more. Questions? Give us a call today! Our agents are ready and waiting to help!

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