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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.