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Burnout

Clinical Briefs for Friday, January 24

Majority of coronavirus victims elderly men with multiple morbidities … Losing sense of smell disrupts nearly all aspects of life, study finds … Medicare to cover acupuncture treatments for lower back pain … Treating multimorbidity leads to clinician burnout

Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D.

Preventing burnout in long-term care

In my recent post, “Stuff I won’t do for residents and why your staff shouldn’t either,” I wrote about the need for individual workers to set appropriate boundaries around caregiving in order to retain the ability to give without burning out. In this article, I examine more closely the symptoms of burnout and ways facilities can reduce its likelihood — which is particularly important given the link between burnout and turnover.

Ken Tack

On the other side of long-term care

Here I am in my 40th year of long-term care. It is often said that you cannot teach an old dog new tricks, but that is not totally true. You can teach an old dog new tricks; it’s just extremely difficult. In the case of this old dog, it took a near-death experience.

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