Cet article souligne la nécessité pour les politiques de santé de prendre la responsabilité de traiter l’épuisement professionnel chez les travailleurs de la santé avec une nouvelle approche qui devrait aider les médecins à reconnaître, comprendre et gérer le stress lié au travail avec un soutien supplémentaire en cas de pandémie.
Modern health has become a defining facet of contemporary life managed by health policy. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected mental health, resulting in stress and anxiety in doctors’ professional and private life. Since the beginning of the pandemic, doctors have been facing chronic stress, which was reported to the hospital managers and health-care agencies, but nothing was done in the practice to protect them. Although doctors are trained to stay emotionally restrained, a large number of patients in intensive care, along with the personal concerns for their families, has led to burnout. This article highlights the need for health politics to take responsibility for dealing with burnout in health-care workers with a new approach that should help doctors recognize, understand, and manage work-related stress with additional support in the pandemic.