How can we reduce record levels of health care burnout and distress?
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It’s a familiar story by now: health care systems around the world are in crisis, facing staff shortages that — along with the stresses of working on the frontlines during a pandemic — are contributing to record levels of psychological distress and burnout among health care professionals. And it is a story Dr. Marie Bismark knows well. The health care regulation expert led a team of Australian researchers exploring the impacts of the pandemic on health workers, finding that one in 10 reported thoughts of suicide or self-harm throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In this article, we explore Dr. Bismark's takes on the intersection between patient safety, medical regulation, and clinician well-being.