Hospitals have been squeezed and lack adequate government support.
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Health-care workers need public support. Hospital workers outside Sick Kids hospital in Toronto, July 17, 2020.
Ontario health-care workers confidentially reported feeling sacrificed on the job and needing protection from COVID-19 and other risky working conditions in a recent study.
After receiving the vaccine, health systems have a complicated job ahead of them.
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Health systems around the US are on the cusp of receiving COVID-19 vaccines. At the end of this months-long effort are the nitty-gritty details of how health care providers are giving people the vaccine.
This is what it's like fighting COVID-19 the second time around.
Health education curriculums need to specifically prepare healthcare professionals to respond to a pandemic when it comes to aspects like infection control, aged care and mental health.
The pandemic is stressing the nursing profession, which was already facing a labor shortage.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on another US medical emergency: a serious shortage of nurses.
Private insurers saw telehealth claims increase over 4,000% from 2019 to 2020.
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Widely adopted in the US when pandemic precautions kept people home, telehealth faces a challenge as insurance coverage changes, right when its popularity had surged.
Nurses are uniquely at risk of COVID-19, and are affected by many of the health inequalities that the pandemic has exposed. But no one is listening to them.
At a Midwest nursing home, a healthcare worker opens a glass panel to allow a visitor to safely talk with a resident.
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A new approach is making a big difference in Virginia.
The UK was late at recognising smell loss as a COVID symptom.
A nurse demonstrates how to perform a swab test in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Healthcare workers bear the extraordinary practical and psychological challenges of working daily with the threat of infection and for many months.
The Thusong Multipurpose Center in Khayelitsha which will serve as a COVID-19 site in Cape Town, South Africa.
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Involving senior health science students in the everyday practice helped address the workload in facilities, improved quality of patient care, and increased patient and staff satisfaction.
A health worker drags an electrocardiograph at the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg.
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Gross negligence won't be excused under any circumstances. But standards for reasonable medical care can't be the same as in pre-COVID-19 times.
The pandemic illustrates that attacks against healthcare can -- and do -- happen everywhere.
Health Minister Greg Hunt has issued a warning that the deliberate transmission of COVID-19 can be prosecuted. But the application of a law like this is unclear and could cause unnecessary worry.
The coronavirus pandemic is placing immense mental and physical pressures on NHS staff.
People take part in a ‘applause for care’ flash mob as part of a campaign to acknowledge the work of employees working in healthcare in Amsterdam.
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Gratitude has a strong connection to well-being, but more than that, two psychologists say, it could have a powerful effect on others. So, don't hold back when it comes to expressing it.
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Panic buying and hoarding of personal protective equipment such as masks accelerates consumption of a finite supply.
Finding and filling gaps in knowledge.
A culture of fear and blame in the NHS could be improved by a different approach to how nurses and doctors learn from gaps in their performance.
The pay equity settlement acknowledged that historic gender discrimination had suppressed wages for care and support work.
A groundbreaking NZ$2 billion pay equity settlement has lifted the income for many care workers in aged care and community support, but it had some unintended consequences.