The COVID-19 pandemic is contributing to burnout in healthcare workers. Anish Agarwal, MD suggests a few ways to address this issue, particularly by focusing on improving mental health support for providers.
He reflects on the "grit" that has characterized the spirit of Philadelphia, but states that it isn't enough to get us through this pandemic: "COVID-19 is wearing on the physical and mental health of the health-care workforce. If we act now, there are ways we can support the health-care workforce now, and for the years to come".
Read his thoughts in his recent opinion piece here.