Showing posts with label employees. Show all posts
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A Lot Can Change In a Year....

2020 - Essential Worker


2021 - Disposable Worker


What a difference a year makes

Lawsuit Filed Against Houston Hospital Dismissed (Video)


The lawsuit filed by 117 employees against their hospital was dismissed by a federal judge on Saturday, June 12, 2021. 

Jennifer Bridges, a nurse at Houston Methodist who is leading the lawsuit, has vowed to fight on and will take the case to the U.S. Supreme court if they have to.

Hospitals in Indiana, Washington D.C., Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania have recently announced a mandatory vaccination requirement for their employees, and they are getting pushback as well. 

Texas is an at-will state, meaning your employer can fire you for any reason - or no reason at all. And so are Indiana and Pennsylvania.

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