‘I just feel broken’: doctors, mental health and the pandemic
Extreme burnout is plaguing frontline staff. Healthcare workers have been celebrated since the start of the pandemic, but the toll on their mental health has been devastating. As researchers try to understand the impact of their experiences in this extreme time, it is becoming clear that burnout and the weight of daily life-and-death decisions have pushed staff to the edge. India Ross examines how mental illness is afflicting a profession that should be uniquely placed to look after itself, and asks what needs to be done to fix this broken system.
From Financial Times