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Staffing Shortages at Nursing Homes Continue: Report

By Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 1, 2024 (HealthDay News) -- Although the pandemic has ended, staffing shortages and employee burnout still plague U.S....

Sudarshan Kriya Yoga Shows Benefits for Physician Well-Being

Significant improvements seen on stress, depression, anxiety, and burnout

Clinician Decision Support Can Reduce Unspecified Testing in Primary Care

Intervention group of older adults had lower rates of PSA testing, unspecified urine testing, and diabetes overtreatment

State Variance Seen in Requirements to Report Medically Impaired Drivers

Barriers to physician reporting include limited online reporting instructions, anonymous reporting options, and legal protections

Integration of Medicaid Physical, Mental Health Does Not Aid Outcomes

No significant benefits seen for most measures of utilization, quality, outcomes

Suicide Risk Increased for Some U.S. Health Care Workers

Increased risk for suicide seen among registered nurses, health technicians, health care support workers versus non-health care workers

Child Care Stress Affects Health, Work of U.S. HCWs During Pandemic

High child care stress tied to anxiety, depression, burnout, as well as retention issues

U.S. Safety-Net Providers Report Moral Distress in Early Pandemic

Moral distress emerged from being unable to provide optimal care, seeing pandemic’s effects on patients, coworkers

COVID-19 Pandemic Tied to Burnout in Health Care Professionals

Emotional exhaustion and depersonalization increased as the pandemic wore on in 2020

Stress-Management Interventions May Aid Health Care Workers

Review generally revealed low-certainty evidence, particularly for longer-term effects