Healthcare News & Insights

Health IT pros are stressed: Ways to help

Recently, there’s been much attention given to burnout among doctors and nurses, but another group of hospital professionals may also be experiencing high levels of stress: your IT staff. Judging by the results of a new survey, healthcare IT professionals may be the next group of burned-out workers in your hospital. 

Nurses feel stressed & bullied: Here’s how to stop it

Bad news: Many of your hospital’s nurses are likely feeling stressed and bullied during their shifts. That can negatively affect the quality of patient care. But with a few targeted interventions, hospitals can make life much better for their nurses. 

Physician burnout rising: What hospitals can do

Historically, physician burnout has been a big problem at hospitals – and it’s not getting much better. In fact, the latest research shows many more doctors are at the brink of exhaustion, so facilities need to correct this issue fast. 

Why hospitals have to drop 12-hour shifts for nurses

In order to prevent burnout among nurses, hospital leaders need to rethink how they approach scheduling. 

2 unique stress busters to keep nurses focused, calm

To help them manage their stress, some nurses are turning to two unique methods — mindfulness and chaos theory. 

Short training sessions make a big difference in stopping doctor burnout

With just a few extra hours, hospitals can make significant progress in keeping their doctors from experiencing stress and burnout.

Hospitals get creative to reduce employee stress, burnout

Hospitals across the country are coming up with some unique ways to relieve stress and fight burnout in staff members – and many of these tactics are relatively cost-effective.

Will physician suicide affect your hospital?

Did you know the majority of U.S. physicians are stressed or burned out? And not only does job stress and burnout lead to greater turnover, which is costly for hospitals, it also plays a much larger role in physician suicides than it does among nonphysician suicides.

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Study: Burned out med students more likely to give poor care

The stresses of medical school may have some value as a way of testing students’ mettle, but it comes with a real cost.