Addressing Health Care Workers’ Mental Health: A Systematic Review of Evidence-Based Interventions and Current Resources

Source : American Journal of Public Health.
Objectives. To provide a comprehensive assessment of intervention literature focused on the support and treatment of mental health within the health care workforce.

Experiences of Frontline Managers during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Recommendations for Organizational Resilience

Source : Healthcare.
The purpose of this paper was to examine frontline managers’ experiences and organizational leadership responses that activated organizational resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to learn for ongoing and future responses to healthcare crises.

CDC: PPE Should be Readily Available for Workers

Source : Hospital Employee Health.
New draft patient isolation guidelines recently approved by advisors to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emphasized that healthcare workers have N95 respirators, masks, eye protection, and other personal protective equipment readily available.

CDC seeks Clarity on Masks, Respirators

Source : Hospital Employee Health.
An advisory panel to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently completed draft isolation guidelines for respiratory patients, but got a thumbs down and a loaded question for their trouble: “Should N95 respirators be recommended for all pathogens that spread by the air?”

Examining the Nurse Manager Practice Environment Effects on Burnout: Results of a Cross-sectional Multisite Study

Source : JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration.
This study examined the relationships between the dimensions of the nurse manager practice environment and burnout. Understanding the degree to which their practice environment characteristics impact their level of burnout is important to nursing manager retention.

An Organizational Leadership Development Approach to Support Health Worker Mental Health

Source : American Journal of Public Health.
Coming at a time when burnout rates were already high, the COVID-19 pandemic physically and mentally further stressed our nation’s health care workforce, leading to record levels of burnout, moral distress, and moral injury. In response, Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy released an advisory on building a thriving health workforce in 2022 with the specific aim of targeting health worker burnout to improve health and well-being and strengthen the nation’s public health infrastructure. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra said, “We owe all health workers—from doctors to hospital custodial staff—an enormous debt. And as we can clearly see and hear throughout this Surgeon General’s Advisory, they’re telling us what our gratitude needs to look like: real support and systemic change that allows them to continue serving to the best of their abilities.”