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Health Care Worker Burnout: The Stress of Caring For Covid Patients & Ways to Cope


At this point in the pandemic, frontline health care workers are dealing with exhaustion and stress. They face a new onslaught of Covid-19 patients to care for, while simultaneously dealing with challenges ranging from child care to isolation and anxiety. We’ll discuss why some frontline caregivers are suffering from burnout, and how hospitals and health care facilities are helping them cope.

  This program has been edited for content.


Christine Hein, chief wellness officer, Maine Medical Center; emergency medicine physician

Angela Fileccia, social worker; manager, Healthy Life Resources, Northern Light Health

Claudia Geyer, chief for hospital medicine, Central Maine Healthcare

Michael Schmitz, emergency department physician, Southern Maine Health Care


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