7 ways to save physicians from the extreme pressure of COVID-19

September 21, 2020
Todd Shryock

Todd Shryock, contributing author

Logan Lutton

Burnout and stress are hitting doctors hard. An analysis of the problem illustrates the actions that need to be taken now.

Burnout in health care professionals was already a major problem prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, and the pandemic has only exacerbated it. Concerns about the lack of personal protective equipment, lack of treatment, and the risk for infection all strain the emotional and mental well-being of physicians.

The Annals of Internal Medicine released a comprehensive guide to clinician mental health and well-being resources compiled by researchers.

Here are the 7 key themes they identified.