It is important to reduce the stress of clinicians working in the intensive care unit (ICU). For instance, an estimated 39% of ICU nurses exhibit symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, the prevalence of clinical depression among nurses is twice the national average, and many report symptoms consistent with burnout.1,2 This problem is not limited to nurses; physicians, medical trainees, and others who work in the ICU environment experience similar levels of psychological distress.2
Seaman JB, Cohen TR, White DB. Reducing the Stress on Clinicians Working in the ICU. JAMA. 2018;320(19):1981–1982. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.14285
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