Understanding and Addressing Sources of Anxiety Among Health Care Professionals During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 11, 2020 by Anna Merchant

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, COVID-19 for the Workforce, For Employers, For the Workforce, Health and Wellness

Last modified April 12, 2020

Maintaining an adequate health care workforce in this crisis requires not only an adequate number of physicians, nurses, advanced practice clinicians, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, and other clinicians, but also maximizing the ability of each clinician to care for a high volume of patients. Given that surges in critically ill patients could last weeks to months, it is also essential that health care professionals be able to perform to their full potential over an extended time interval. At the same time they cope with the societal shifts and emotional stressors faced by all people, health care professionals face greater risk of exposure, extreme workloads, moral dilemmas, and a rapidly evolving practice environment that differs greatly from what they are familiar with.

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