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The COVID-19 outbreak has widely impacted and overwhelmed all aspects of the health care system. The strain of what seems like an uphill battle has caused major employee burnout from doctors to environmental services; the COVID-19 pandemic continues to leave its mark. Public health’s and health care’s main objective throughout the pandemic is to deliver adequate health care. With the increase in employee burnout and employees falling ill to the virus, retired nurses have been accepted back into the health care workforce and the acceptance of Temporary Nurses Aids to work alongside Certified Nurses Aids. Continuous research about the virus and increasing the general population’s health literacy has to remain a priority for public health and health care workers.
There are several symptoms of COVID-19, and each does not present itself when individual tests positive for the virus. While everyone is susceptible to the virus, it does not infect specific individuals and populations at the same rate as others or cause death at the same rate. Social determinants of health help explain why this happens as they are conditions into which people are born, grow, live, and work (Wilensky & Teitelbaum ). Determinants like these affect daily life and the overall quality of life shaped by socioeconomic position. Public health’s role in addressing the social determinants of health and COVID-19 understand the differential in exposure leading to increased risk, susceptibility leading to increased risk, and acknowledging the many different social and economic consequences (Burström & Tao, 2020). Providing continuously updated information about how the virus spreads and what conditions lead to an increase in spreading increases effectiveness.Additionally, knowing what increases susceptibility provides the general population with the knowledge to make more formed decisions. “The risk of severe disease and death in COVID-19 is increased among individuals with poor general health and nutritional status and those with underlying chronic conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, lung diseases, diabetes and cancer (Burström & Tao, 2020). Knowing this knowing the consequences of their actions may limit the chances of participating in risk behaviors.
Quality health services are a must during the pandemic as all aspects of the health care system truly play a vital role now more than ever. Employee burnout decreases the quality of health services. “The responses collected from the 1,119 healthcare workers surveyed indicated they’re stressed out and stretched too thin: 93% were experiencing stress, 86% reported experiencing anxiety, 77% reported frustration, 76% reported exhaustion and burnout, and 75% said they were overwhelmed” (Lagasse, 2020). The fatigue, stress, and anxiety put the health care workers at greater risk of contracting the virus, thus continuing the cycle of burnout, decreased quality of care, and increased COVID cases.
Allowing people willing to assist in the health care field to attain TNA licenses displays leveraging of quality improvement mechanisms and allowing the reinstatement of retired nurses licenses. Licensing of healthcare professionals and institutions is an essential function of state law (Wilensky & Teitelbaum, 2019, p. 273). States being able to have flexibility in qualification and standards for licensing requirements aids in providing more assistance for healthcare workers facing burnout from the pandemic.