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
- Maine.gov Frontline Warmline: 207-221-8196
- Northern Light Health: Healthy Life Resources
- MaineHealth: Coping with COVID-19 Anxiety and Stress
- Healthcare Personnel and First Responders: How to Cope with Stress and Build Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Healthcare workers experiencing burnout, stress due to COVID-19 pandemic
- Covid vaccine offers exhausted health-care workers hope—but not immediate relief—as ICUs fill across U.S.
- Sen. Tim Kaine proposes measure to prevent suicide, burnout among health care workers
- Med School Applications Soar In Wake Of Pandemic