Prevalence of and Factors Associated With Nurse Burnout in the U.S.

This journal article presents data related to the incidence and prevalence of burnout in nurses. It discusses the root causes of the burnout in nurses and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. With increasing demands placed on frontline nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic, these findings suggest an urgent need for solutions to address burnout among nurses.

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Supporting Public Health and Frontline Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has put immense pressure on frontline and public health workers, exacerbating myriad mental health concerns, including stress, depression, and burnout. As with COVID-19 itself, impacts have disproportionately affected certain populations more likely to hold frontline positions, including women, LatinX people, and people of color. These challenges, compounded with broader issues affecting the workforce, undermine the capacities of frontline and public health workers to provide essential services. Key strategies for supporting frontline and public health workers include building a culture of caring across leadership and organizations, improving employment practices and working conditions, and fostering social support among workers.