Showing posts with label Job Burnout. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Job Burnout. Show all posts

Wisconsin Hospital Sues to Stop Employees From Going to Competitor (Video)

A Wisconsin court has blocked seven healthcare workers from accepting jobs at another hospital in order to prevent them from leaving ThedaCare, an Appleton-based facility.

The decision was made after ThedaCare requested a restraining order against these personnel changes because it would lead to direct competition with their own services and offerings, as well as jeopardize their Tier 3 ranking if the employees left for Ascension Northeast Wisconsin. 

What would you think if the hospital you worked at sued to stop its employees from going to its competors? 


Hospital Burnout Before and After the Pandemic (Video)

I made a video earlier this year talking about why people were leaving the medical field. This article that I saw on Becker's Hospital Review basically reinforced what I was saying. Burnout did start when the pandemic started; it was already there. 

Pre-pandemic, healthcare had its lowercase burnout and uppercase burnout. 

Uppercase burnout is the textbook term coined in 1974 by American psychologist Herbert Freudenberger, Ph.D., for the stress and exhaustion felt by those in service professions that make it tough to cope. In 2017, CEOs of the nation's most prominent health systems categorized burnout among physicians as a public health crisis and outlined an 11-step response. In 2019, the World Health Organization finally included burnout in its International Classification of Diseases, describing it as "a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed." Uppercase burnout is both a condition and a studied, well-known public health threat, like driving without a seatbelt. Read more here