We applaud all of the healthcare professionals we get to work with on a daily basis. Their passion and dedication to providing care is truly inspiring. We found this article describing the attitudes of nurses insightful and a warning for hospitals and staffing companies about the reality of burnout. There needs to be a focus on how companies can properly care for the needs of these professionals.
“Nurses are passionate but exhausted, and there is room for meaningful changes. The demand for patient care is increasing exponentially,” said Michael Skovira, chief medical officer at Cross Country Healthcare. “We must change how we educate, train, hire, manage and treat our nurses. We have all the tools to start now, but we cannot implement these practices if we continue to blame the pandemic for a situation that has been growing for years. We need to come together as an industry and start now.”
This is why we started our W.E.C.A.R.E model. There needs to be someone in these nurses’ corner at every step of the staffing process from hiring to their last day on the job site. Things like mental health, stress management, proper training, and work life balance all need to be accounted for.