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Swedish Hospital doctors spoke with NPR on the effects of caregivers during this pandemic and how they’re navigating these times.
“We might think of doctors, nurses and other front-line healthcare staff as being resilient. After all, they choose to be in a professional where you experience people’s pain and suffering daily. But even in normal times, healthcare workers report high levels of burnout. The suicide rate for physicians is double the national average.”
As doctors, nurses and other front-line healthcare staff show resiliency in times of stress, fear and uncertainty, they also are speaking out on provider burnout and noting that they are a stressed community dealing with people at their most vulnerable and on their worst days of their lives.
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