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COVID-19 and burnout in healthcare personnel: A review of the literature

Jordan Pekevski, PhD

Abstract


Healthcare personnel have been providing care to individuals affected by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) for well over a year. They have been faced with numerous challenges during this time. Burnout was a problem for healthcare providers even prior to the pandemic, but the increased challenges of the pandemic are likely to raise the burnout rates in this population. This study provides information on burnout and the effects of previous epidemics and the current pandemic on burnout and mental health of healthcare providers. Lastly, information on interventions is presented, including organizational and individual interventions.


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COVID-19, burnout, mental health

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