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Worker wellness: Stress reduction and mental health

Medical Environment Update, June 7, 2020

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By John Palmer

Anyone who has been to a medical clinic in the last six months has seen healthcare workers at their best—and their busiest.

The COVID-19 pandemic has tested the U.S. healthcare system in ways not seen in modern times, as floods of patients have overwhelmed hospitals and healthcare facilities.

As usual, healthcare workers are being asked to take on some of the hardest work during the coronavirus pandemic. Many are working without the proper PPE and/or enough time to rest, and it’s taking a toll. All you have to do is watch the nightly news to see images of exhausted caregivers, some of whom are working nonstop, overlapping shifts to fill the gaps as their colleagues contract the virus.

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