Clinician burnout is not a new issue, but it’s been exacerbated by COVID-19. The pandemic prompted increased discussion about the need for mental healthcare for the general public, but we can’t forget about the mental health needs of medical professionals. In a recent LocumTenens.com survey, 52% of clinician respondents reported an increase in stress, burnout or mental health issues due to the pandemic. COVID-19 isn’t the cause of the ongoing clinician behavioral health and burnout crisis, but it’s a catalyst.
Physical rehabilitation was key for a 17-year-old named Zach who sustained major injures after his car was hit by a firetruck. "We didn’t know what his future looked like," his mother said. "He wasn’t talking, there was not much movement, and he couldn’t control his bowels or walk. It was really scary."