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Healthcare Worker Burnout: What Are Frontline Workers Experiencing




Mathilde Dumont, a 27-year-old nurse, reacts to tiredness early on April 11, 2020, during her night shift in the intensive care unit exclusively for COVID-19 patients at the Ixelles Hospital in Brussels, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus.
Mathilde Dumont, a 27-year-old nurse, reacts to tiredness early on April 11, 2020, during her night shift in the intensive care unit exclusively for COVID-19 patients at the Ixelles Hospital in Brussels, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus.
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It’s been eight months of pandemic, and with LA County’s rates getting worse, frontlines workers aren’t getting a break.

Whether it’s because of COVID-19 or because of an influx of re-scheduled procedures and appointments, nurses, doctors, and other hospital and administrative staff are under a great amount of pressure.

If you’re a healthcare worker, we want to hear from you. How are you handling burnout? How has your hospital handled the last few months? What has helped and what hasn’t? Call us at 866-893-5722.

Guest: 

Linda Rosenstock, MD, MPH, dean emeritus of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and currently professor of health policy and management and environmental health sciences and medicine; she ran the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) (1994-2000)