Healthcare workers struggling with burnout – Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska 2021-09-15 12:07:55 –

Omaha, Nebraska (KMTV) — Healthcare workers across the country, including here in Omaha, are witnessing an overwhelming influx of patients.

This happens after the battle with COVID-19 has already lasted nearly two years.

Some healthcare professionals are simply tired, exhausted, and ready to quit because the United States is experiencing another surge in COVID-19 due to the delta variant.

According to the American Hospital Association, 30% of healthcare professionals are considering quitting their jobs and 60% report their impact on mental health during a pandemic.

Kenny McMorris of the Charles Drew Health Center said their staff were beginning to feel burnout.

“Many people say,’Hey, you go to medical to do this job.’ No, we didn’t go to the medical institution to do this, but we participate in it. In the light of the fact that we are doing everything we do to tell the facts. We do everything we can to make people accessible, get fair access and support. Make sure there is no wrong door approach for, “McMorris said.

McMorris added that the best way to help frontline healthcare professionals is to vaccinate and at least wear a mask and social distance.

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