Stigma Compounds the Consequences of Clinician Burnout During COVID-19: A Call to Action to Break the Culture of Silence

August 6, 2020

National Academy of Medicine

The Joint Commission, in May 2020 and in response to COVID-19, issued a statement urging health care organizations not to inquire about clinicians’ past history of mental health conditions or treatment, noting that “it is critical that we ensure health care workers can feel free to access mental health resources.”

[8] The American College of Emergency Physicians also recently released a joint statement with 45 peer association signatories noting that “a provider’s history of mental illness or substance use disorder should not be used as an indication of their current or future ability to practice competently and without impairment.” [9]

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