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Hospital Employee Health – December 1, 2023

December 1, 2023

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  • The End of the Tether: Healthcare Workers in Mental Health Turmoil

    Some healthcare workers are hanging by a thread as thin as a suture. Others have fallen — due to COVID-19, workplace violence, or by their own hand. Many have fled healthcare as if it were a burning building. Perhaps, more appropriately, a burned-out building. Too many healthcare workers today are described as anything but well. Mentally, they are at the end of the tether: burned out, morally injured, compassion fatigued, with some depressed to the point of suicidal ideation.

  • Higher Risk of Suicide in RNs, Support Workers

    The authors of a recent study identified an increased risk of suicide in registered nurses, health technicians, and healthcare support workers in the United States, compared to non-healthcare workers.

  • Is There a Doctor in the House?

    With high levels of physician burnout, demographic changes, and increasing demand for Medicare by an aging nation, the shortage of physicians may reach more than 100,000 in the next decade, the American Medical Association reported.

  • AHA Lists Top Drivers of Suicide Risk in Healthcare Workers

    For employee health professionals looking for more resources and tactics to prevent suicide in healthcare workers, the American Hospital Association has posted a free, downloadable report that identifies three driving factors in self-harm ideation.

  • Hospitals Work to Prevent Patient Violence

    A series of violent attacks on personnel has prompted hospitals in San Diego to create a task force to address this serious problem familiar to hospital leaders across the country. The task force works with local law enforcement to develop tactics to keep healthcare workers safe.