Dousing “The Burn” out of Health Workers

Last year, I was literally up and about helping patients and love ones cope up with burnout amidst this pandemic. This year, I got burned and I had hard time dealing with it.
Source: The Orthopedic Logbook - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Medicine Physician burnout health workers burnout mental health mental stress Source Type: blogs

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A rush of vaccine-seeking customers and staff shortages are squeezing drugstores around the U.S., leading to frazzled workers and temporary pharmacy closures. Drugstores are normally busy this time of year with flu shots and other vaccines, but now pharmacists are doling out a growing number of COVID-19 shots and giving coronavirus tests. The push for shots is expected to grow more intense as President Joe Biden urges vaccinated Americans to get booster shots to combat the emerging omicron variant. The White House said Thursday that more than two in three COVID-19 vaccinations are happening at local pharmacies. And pharmac...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 wire Source Type: news
Our weekly round-up of the best psychology coverage from elsewhere on the web Recent research has found that mental health conditions like mood disorders and schizophrenia are associated with higher levels of inflammation in the body. Could this dysregulation of the immune system explain why people with these conditions are at risk of poorer Covid-19 outcomes? Brian Resnick explores the evidence at Vox.   Uncertainty can make it harder for us to make rational decisions, instead leaving us second-guessing our choices and exploring alternative options. Pandemic-induced uncertainty in particular can lead us...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Weekly links Source Type: blogs
Little research has examined the mental health risks of concurrent disasters. For example, disasters like wildfires have been shown to have a strong association with psychological symptoms-the 2020  U.S. Western wildfire season was the worst on record and ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
Paediatr Anaesth. 2021 Nov 30. doi: 10.1111/pan.14347. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTCOVID-19 is mainly considered an "adult pandemic", but it also has strong implications for children and consequently for paediatric anaesthesia. Despite the lethality of SARS-CoV-2 infection being directly correlated with age, children have equally experienced the negative impacts of this pandemic. In fact, the spectrum of COVID-19 symptoms among children ranges from very mild to those resembling adults, but may also present as a multisystemic inflammatory syndrome. Moreover, the vast majority of children might be affected by asy...
Source: Paediatric Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 12622: Psychosocial and Biological Outcomes of Immersive, Mindfulness-Based Treks in Nature for Groups of Young Adults and Caregivers Affected by Cancer: Results from a Single Arm Program Evaluation from 2016–2021 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph182312622 Authors: David Victorson Gretchen Doninger Scott Victorson Gwen Victorson Lars Hall Carly Maletich Bradley R. Corr Kathy Scortino Zachary Burns Lori Allen Ian Rosa Kelley Quirk Adekunle Adegbemi Johanna Strokoff Kile Zuidema Kelle Sajdak Todd Mckibben An...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
As the UK entered the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Health Service published consensus guidance to UK burns services advising changes to the acute management of burns; to allow continuation of safe care while protecting limited hospital resources. We aimed to describe the demographics of burns service users, changes to clinical pathways and experiences of the burns team during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.All burns services in the United Kingdom were invited to participate in a national collaborative, trainee-led study supported by the Reconstructive Surgery Trials Network.
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: Shielding caused a significant deterioration in physical activity, which persisted when shielding instructions were relaxed. This could potentially reverse some of the benefits gained during PR and worsen long term disease-related outcomes. Pre-PRPost-PRShieldingPost-ShieldingDaily Steps 3681±20584129±22442508±1640**,*2540±1596**,*C-PPAC Total Score61±1170±13##59±13#60±12# HADs: Anxiety Depression 6±4 5±4 6±5 5±4 6±4 6±5 6±4 6±5 CCQ: Total Symptom Functional State Mental State 2.3±0.8 2.2...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Rehabilitation and chronic care Source Type: research
COVID-19 pandemic has affected most of healthcare structures in Tunisia especially during the second wave. The impact on trainees has not been evaluated. We aimed to assess the impact of COVID-19 on continuing education of pulmonology trainees and and their emotional well being.An online survey was disseminated over a 1-week period in February 2021 including GAD-7 anxiety score and Burn out Questionnaire. The primary outcome was the percentage reduction in monthly procedure volume before and during COVID-19 second wave. Secondary outcomes included levels of anxiety and burnout among trainees.Across 80 trainees, 59 have res...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Medical education, web and internet Source Type: research
[WHO] Almost two years in, and the COVID inferno still burns. Several countries are witnessing a fifth wave of high transmission. Others are recording their highest daily case numbers since the pandemic began. Low- and middle-income countries -- where vaccination rates are often very low - are seeing substantial numbers of deaths.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
Nearly a third (31%) of care staff say staffing levels are dangerously low, getting worse and negatively affecting the care provided, says a UNISON survey published today (Wednesday). The findings are based on responses from more than 1,600 care employees and reveal some dying residents are being denied a dignified end to their lives. This is because there are not enough staff to sit with them in their final hours, says the union. Other shocking consequences of the staffing crisis highlighted by the survey include people being left in dirty sheets, ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - Category: UK Health Authors: Tags: News Press release adult social care Source Type: news
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