HHS Announces $103 Million from American Rescue Plan to Strengthen Resiliency and Address Burnout in the Health Workforce

Angie SzumlinskiAnnouncements

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced the availability of an estimated $103 million in American Rescue Plan funding over a three-year period to reduce burnout and promote mental health among the health workforce. These investments, which take into particular consideration the needs of rural and medically underserved communities, …

Importance of Leisure Activities

Angie SzumlinskiStudies

We have all lived it, the Pandemic of 2020. Many of us have survived relatively unscathed, or so we think! In a recent study published in the American Journal of Health Promotion, the researchers examined the association of occupational and leisure-time physical activity with job stress, burnout, and well-being among healthcare industry workers. What they found was that health care …

Caretaker Burnout

Burnout – The Risks

Angie SzumlinskiCase Study

We have all encountered that caregiver who begins their professional journey as the cheerleader, rah rah-ing everyone, hugging the residents, working the extra shifts and never complaining right? Well, what happens to that caregiver when they become exhausted emotionally, feel depersonalized and are less successful with their work? Sadly, this affects approximately half of all nurses, physicians and other clinicians …

Caretaker Burnout

Burnout – Are You Falling Prey?

Angie SzumlinskiHealth, Studies

A lot has been said about “burn-out” over the years and many studies have been inconclusive regarding how burn-out may impact resident care and safety. In a recent study[1] several interesting outcomes were observed. The study describes burnout in part as a disorder that is directly related to workplace conditions due to the occupational stress health and education workers are …

Caretaker Burnout

Burnout: The Caretaker’s Disease

Angie SzumlinskiHealth

Burnout is a syndrome of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a decreased sense of accomplishment at work that results in overwhelming symptoms of fatigue, exhaustion, cynical detachment, and feelings of ineffectiveness. It is by and large a result of systematic issues, not personal issues or psychological makeup. This syndrome is found to affect 20% of all staff in one study, while …