Burnout among Physicians and Nurses during COVID-19 Pandemic
Sezer Kisa 1 *
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1 Oslo Metropolitan University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing and Health Promotion, 0166 Oslo, NORWAY* Corresponding Author


Health professionals treating COVID-19 patients have been reported to suffer extreme stress, which can lead to burnout and a reduced capacity to continue work. Physicians and nurses are directly at risk when performing the treatment and care of COVID-19 patients and therefore experience intense stress. This paper highlights the individual, organizational, and social effects of burnout among physicians and nurses due to COVID-19. Moreover, evidence based interventions were discussed to promote a healthy workplace, and to prevent burnout among health professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Article Type: Editorial

EUR J ENV PUBLIC HLT, 2020, Volume 4, Issue 2, Article No: em0055


Publication date: 31 Jul 2020

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