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The Leader’s Role In Managing The Stress Of The Essential Professional

By Monica E. Oss

Health care has always been a stressful profession. Even before the pandemic, we knew that over half of physicians had at least one sign of burnout, including 59% of emergency physicians, 56% of obstetricians, and 55% of family and internal physicians (see Staff Is Your Biggest Investment & Your Greatest Asset – Unless They Burnout). And burnout hasn't been limited to physicians. Child welfare workers, nursing home aides, and many other occupational groups in health care suffer from burnout in their increasingly stressful roles. Then comes the pandemic. The crisis has greatly exacerbated the stress of essential health care workers—the stress from fear of contracting the coronavirus or spreading it to family members; the shortage of essential health care workers during this period; and the stress of high mortality rates in emergency rooms, nursing homes, group homes, and prisons (see The Pandemic Provides A New Urgency For The...


Executive Summary On March 17, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Trump Administration announced steps to expand access to telehealth services during the COVID-19 outbreak. Under the guidance of HHS and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the states have eased telehealth provisions to prohibit copayments or deductibles for services received; allow in-state...
About 1.7% of people first diagnosed with a schizophrenia spectrum disorder (SSD) died by suicide. During the 10 years post-diagnosis, the likelihood of death by suicide was highest among those who had a psychiatric hospitalization, a co-occurring mood disorder, or a suicide attempt before being diagnosed with schizophrenia. The risk of suicide was also higher among those who were...

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