The pandemic has taken a heavy toll on frontline workers in healthcare, placing them at both tremendous physical and mental risk as they work to treat those stricken by COVID-19.
As a new study of frontline healthcare workers from Prudential puts it, “Healthcare workers are doing what they must to treat and save the lives of COVID-19 patients, because it is who they are.
They’re going into battle every day, experiencing loss and trauma, and this is taking a great mental health toll on them. A majority of the workers in this study are experiencing anxiety, fear and difficulty sleeping.” In addition, frontline healthcare workers are immensely concerned about their exposure to the virus and bringing it home to the loved ones.
Download our article, How to Lead Your Organization Through COVID-19, to learn strategies to help healthcare team members understand and cope with the pressures of COVID-19, the primary role of leadership and practical methods to assist healthcare workers during the global pandemic.