It is no surprise that burnout is surging along with this latest pandemic wave. Exhaustion—both physical and moral—is the ashen heart of burnout. Even as the flood of patients recedes in some areas, health care operations are hardly back to normal as many systems struggle with staffing shortages. In the hospital where I work, nurses have carried up to double their normal patient load, while the remaining phlebotomists on staff …
Post Author: Alexander Raines, MD, PhD
Alexander Raines is an internal medicine-pediatrics physician.
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