“I think we have a primary obligation to care and be present for our patients, or any other professional works that we’re engaged in, and we have an ethical responsibility to…be altruistic, to put the needs of those we serve ahead of our own needs” (Chami, 2017).

“It has been eighteen months since COVID-19 emerged in Canada. The trajectory of the pandemic has placed a strain on our citizens’ mental health, particularly our frontline workers. While physician well-being has been a longstanding concern, the global pandemic has magnified the daily challenges that clinicians so bravely navigate to safeguard the health of their patients.

Expectedly, there has been ample conversation about how physicians can take care of themselves during this unprecedented time in medicine. This piece will discuss burnout and moral injury, and highlight the resources and tools available for supporting healthcare workers through these experiences.”

More on Physician Well-being During COVID-19 — Burnout and Moral Injury via UBC CPD.

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