More than half of US doctors polled said they felt inappropriately angry, tearful, or anxious thinking about Covid-19. Moral injury from having to toe the party line?

 From STAT:

New survey highlights increased burnout among physicians during the pandemic

Nearly two-thirds of doctors who responded to a new survey on physician mental health reported burnout, a 20% increase since 2018. This latest survey from The Physicians Foundation polled more than 2,500 U.S. physicians between the end of May and early June 2021. The vast majority of physicians reported being impacted by Covid-19, with many experiencing a reduction in income. When it comes to the pandemic’s impact on their mental health, more than half said they felt inappropriately angry, tearful, or anxious thinking about Covid-19. Nearly half have withdrawn or isolated themselves from others and almost a third reported feeling hopeless. Only 1 in 7 physicians said they have sought medical help for their mental health, while 1 in 5 said they know someone who has considered, attempted, or died by suicide in the wake of the pandemic.

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John
John
10 months ago

> 50% physicians angry, tearful, or anxious thinking about Covid19 and from having to toe the party line?

The really silly patients in lost and found awaiting to see their anxious, tearful angry doctors, STAT.

Oh how ordinary? Dr Jack Nicholson Starring in Planet Earth Flys Over Into the Cuckoo’s Nests!

Patients check into Looney Tunes starring Tweety & CDC Dr Sylvester, Bugs Bunny says,”What’s up Doc?”,
while Tasmanian Devil wears mask with Dr Fauci, Daffy Duck & Meryl Nass MD interviews the CDC Dr Elmer Fudd
& Porky Pig for finale Road Runner Covid 19 chase scenes in theaters near you.

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