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If you’re experiencing burnout, it might be worse

It’s not talked about nearly enough, but moral injury often represents the helplessness people feel when forced to abandon their moral beliefs in high-stakes situations—typically due to a lack of resources or a policy that requires them to ignore aspects of their humanity. For example, an emergency physician treating a gunshot wound in a war […]

Cutting costs cannot lead to cutting care

Health Affairs, a prominent health care journal, proposed a useful-sounding idea: The government should create a new federal designation for “essential hospitals” — hospitals that, according to their own metrics, serve a safety-net role but aren’t currently recognized as such. But it isn’t useful at all. The proposal is a thinly veiled attempt for these […]