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

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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.

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