Healthcare Burnout

Healthcare Burnout

Canada’s premiers have accepted Ottawa’s proposal to inject billions of dollars into the provincial healthcare system after a meeting earlier this month.

Canada’s healthcare system is at a breaking point. Canadian Medical Association (CMA) survey found that 53% of physicians are experiencing high levels of burnout.

Nurses, doctors, and personal support workers have worked under the gruelling pressures of COVID-19, managing new waves and long shifts while doing their best to stay safe under layers of uncomfortable personal protective equipment.

But all that has taken its toll. Healthcare workers are burned out.

Dr. Jean Chamberlain Froese explains how she held on to hope during the challenges of working on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

But others are barely hanging on. 

ICU nurse Heidi Barrett says she feels worried that the high workload will be costly as hospitals scramble to train new healthcare workers. 

As nurses and doctors face potential burnout, what does a shortage of healthcare workers mean for Canadians? And how will it impact the future of healthcare?

This week on Context: Healthcare Burnout.

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