Tag: Stress

NAM launches healthcare workforce well-being plan

Editor's Note The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience has finalized its National Plan for Health Workforce Well-Being, the October 3 AHAToday reports. The plan, which builds on 6 years of work among 200 participants, including the American Hospital Association (AHA), identifies goals and…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 4, 2022
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Traumatic stress, resilience of nurses during COVID-19

Editor's Note This study led by nurse researchers at Pennsylvania’s Reading Hospital and Villanova University, examined the traumatic stress and resilience of nurses who cared for patients with COVID-19. A total of 22 nurses (12 from critical care [CC] and 10 from medical-surgical [MS] units) completed three surveys. Four themes…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 29, 2022
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Binge drinking by young Black, White women increases COVID-19 risk

Editor's Note This study led by researchers at Rutgers University finds that Black and White women in their mid 20s who reported frequent binge drinking during the pandemic were more likely to become infected with COVID-19. The researchers examined seven subgroups of 938 young Black and White women ranging from…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 28, 2022
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Increasing violence contributes to ED physician burnout, impacts patient care

Editor's Note In a recent American College of Emergency Physicians survey, some 85% of emergency physicians say they believe violence in US emergency departments (EDs) has risen over the past 5 years, and 45% say it has “greatly increased,” the September 22 EmergencyPhysicians.org reports Two-thirds of the 3,000 physicians surveyed…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 28, 2022
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Substance use disorder admissions down, overdose deaths up during COVID-19

Editor's Note This study led by the RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California, finds a 23.5% decrease in substance use disorder treatment admissions across the US during COVID-19. In 2020, the number of substance use disorders admissions decreased from 65.9 to 50.4 per 10,000. The decrease was larger for men (87.5…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 26, 2022
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Assessing emotional exhaustion in HCWs before, during COVID-19

Editor's Note This 3-year survey study led by researchers at Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, finds that emotional exhaustion trajectories varied by role but increased overall among most healthcare workers (HCWs) since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Of 107, 122 HCWs surveyed, respondents reported increased emotional…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 21, 2022
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CDC: US sees rise in mental health treatment

Editor's Note New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that more adults in the US are seeking treatment for mental health issues. Among the findings: The percentage of adults of all ages receiving mental health treatment increased from 19.2% in 2019 to 21.6% in 2021,…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 21, 2022
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Unintentional drug overdoses spiked in adolescents during COVID-19

Editor's Note This study by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine, Columbus, finds that the first year of COVID-19 saw a 113% increase in “Years of Life Lost” (YLL) among adolescents and young people in the US because of unintentional drug overdoses. Among…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 19, 2022
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Effects of COVID-19 on mental health, coping strategies of residents

Editor's Note In this survey of surgical, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and psychiatry residents by researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine, Boca Rotan, residents reported having effective coping strategies during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 59 residents completed the survey. Results showed…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 15, 2022
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Impact of exercise frequency on mental distress in women and men during COVID-19

Editor's Note This study from Binghampton University, State University of New York, finds that physical exercise frequency affected the mental health of women and men differently at different stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. The researchers analyzed survey data from 2,370 men (31.54%) and women (68.46%). Among their findings: During the…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 13, 2022
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