The COVID-19 pandemic’s emotionally pulverizing impact on physicians and the health-professional workforce has exacerbated the mental health and burnout crisis within health care and demands action. In the article below from the American Medical Association (AMA), they express how they support legislation in Congress—S. 4349/H.R. 8094, “The Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act”—named after the 49-year-old physician whose tragic death made headlines in an early pandemic hot spot already overwhelmed by COVID-19.”— the act also includes to establish grants for many health professionals/providers.
Clicking on the article below you can learn more about “The Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act” as well as the collection of news articles that detail other steps the AMA is taking to prevent suicide among doctors and the resources that individuals and organizations can use to help save lives.
Written by: Kevin B O’Reilly