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Burnout, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, or Both – Listen Carefully!

Burnout, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, or Both – Listen Carefully!

Health care workers have described the hospital environment due to the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic as “a war zone.” They describe a chaotic, traumatizing environment surrounded by death of individuals unable to say their good-byes with family, and family members unable to grieve in their culturally acceptable manner. The medical literature and the lay press describe “burnout” among staff. A few articles mention posttraumatic...

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