The extreme stress brought on by the healthcare industry’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted what should always be a concern: the need to care for the psychological well-being of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare workers.
Clinicians always face some risk as they carry out routine duties, including acquiring infection or sustaining injury. However, the pandemic has significantly increased these risks, with healthcare providers around the world acquiring the infection at work.
There is a great deal of research on burnout in the literature, but little of it is specific to advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants. Now, researchers have gathered such information, which revealed rays of light for those on the verge of leaving the profession.