Harris, surgeon general, warn of health care worker burnout


After more than two years of the COVID-19 pandemic the Biden administration is warning many of the nation's healthcare workers are simply burned out We all have it We all remember that We all know what it looks like As they spoke with doctors and others at Washington's children's national hospital vice president Harris and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy saw and heard the signs They use words like burned out Traumatized Murthy's released a report warning that the situation is not addressed many could quit a projected 3 million essential low wage health workers in the next 5 years nearly 140,000 doctors in 11 years We need to do a better job of taking care of you Harris told workers the administration's calling for new investments and steps to protect their mental well-being including more counseling and worker safety Sagar Meghani Washington

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