While burnout can come from a variety of sources, the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic’s impact on those on the front lines is still being revealed.
A recent survey by The Joint Commission gathered the comments of more than 2,000 health care workers on what is causing their burnout. The results were published in the Feb. 2 issue pf the Sentinel Event Alert.
The major causes of burnout identified by the respondents included:
The Joint Commission makes a number of recommendations on ways to support health care workers. These include: