Improving Patient Care Through Improved Caregiver Support
Researchers urge proactive, positive programs to protect healthcare workers from burnout, trauma and abuse.
By Megan Headley
From the long hours to the pain and blame of medical errors to growing concerns over rates of workplace violence, healthcare professionals see demands unlike those faced by any other industry. It’s no wonder that healthcare workers face high rates of burnout and extreme levels of stress. How high? A 2015 Gallup survey found that a whopping four out of five healthcare workers were “struggling” or “suffering,” versus thriving.