What do healthcare providers need to avoid a mental health crisis?
62.8% of physicians report feelings of burnout, and 1-in-5 say they are making plans to leave their current practice within 2 years, according to Healthcare IT. Other types of healthcare providers, like nurses, show similar signs of exhaustion. In this podcast episode, Dr. Jo Shapiro, the Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School, dives into the intricacies of implementing peer support.
Dr. Shapiro explains several obstacles to peer support and potential ways to overcome them. Healthcare culture, while in many ways encourages great care, can prevent providers from getting the care they need. Also, she highlights how to persuade healthcare organizations to implement peer support using data, and shares the inexpensive yet effective ways to support healthcare workers.