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05 Jul 2021

Burnout and fatigue haunt Covid-19 front line healthcare workers

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Dr Nontembiso Mhlana is among the front line workers bearing the brunt of Covid-19’s third wave while still dealing with prolonged stress and burnout of the first and second waves.

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) has embarked on a study to evaluate how healthcare workers have managed their physical, emotional and mental well-being during the pandemic.

The study has already begun, and the HSRC said it “aims to provide an in-depth understanding of the lived experiences, challenges and vulnerabilities of healthcare personnel and their families amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and describe the psychosocial and healthcare support services that are currently available for healthcare personnel”.

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