Addressing Burnout Among the Frontline Healthcare Workforce During COVID-19: A Scoping Review and Expert Interviews

Authors: Lisa de Saxe Zerden, PhD, MSW | Brianna Lombardi, PhD, MSW | Erica Richman, PhD, MSW | Alexandria Forte, MSW | Meriel McCollum, RN, BSN

Topics: COVID-19

Research Center: Carolina Health Workforce Research Center

October 1, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, so does the levels of stress, burden, and burnout of health care workers. Researchers at the Carolina Health Workforce Research Center conducted a scoping review of published literature on burnout interventions implemented for healthcare workers during COVID-19, as well as expert interviews with healthcare administrators involved in COVID-19 burnout response efforts.

This article discusses burnout prevention and reduction strategies at the individual, organizational, and community system levels, often related to communication, role shifting, and wellness initiatives.

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