But while it is easy and cost-free to tell a pollster you’ll quit your job, actually doing so when it means losing a paycheck you and your family may depend upon is another matter.
Across the country, thousands of hospitals are overwhelmed with critically ill patients, prompting many overburdened nurses to change careers or retire early. The shortages are particularly dire in rural areas, rural health experts say, because of the aging workforce and population, smaller salaries and intense workload.
Decision could mean that hospitals and other employers will need to revise their policies barring workers from talking to the news media and posting on social media.
Nurses and support staff members died in far higher numbers than physicians.
Health care workers across the country say they feel underappreciated by their employers and disillusioned with the medical profession.
Enrollment in baccalaureate nursing programs increased nearly 6%.
The typical workaround for staffing shortages — hiring clinicians from out of town — isn’t the solution anymore
Huge vacancies in VA medical centers means that veterans are not getting the health care they need.
Dozens of nursing homes and hospitals ignored official guidelines to separate COVID patients, as a result staff became infected and some died.
Health care workers of color were more likely to care for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, more likely to report using inadequate protective gear,
The CDC recently said lower-grade surgical masks are “an acceptable alternative” to N95 masks, but critics say their use is almost certainly fueling illness among front-line health workers.
“Lost on the Frontline”, a Guardian and Kaiser Health News collaboration, aims to document the lives of health care workers in the U.S. who die from COVID-19.
My first day in the ER was unlike anything I’d ever witnessed: a mix of a TV show like “Grey’s Anatomy” and something out of a triage tent in a war movie.
Health workers say they’re exhausted and burning out from the stress of treating a stream of critically ill patients in an overstretched health care system.
The complaints from Washington also show the increasing sense of fear, frustration and powerlessness many nurses and other medical workers feel as COVID-19 pummels the health care system.