Strategies to Support and Prevent Burnout among Low-Wage Front Line Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

In partnership with Carolina Health Workforce Research Center, UCSF HWRC will partner to conduct this study to understand the unique experiences of low-wage workers across multiple care sectors and identify needed strategies to support them during the pandemic. COVID-19 is expected to cause significant burnout amongst health care providers and health systems are quickly working to deploy strategies to address added stress and burden.

This study will conduct in-depth qualitative interviews in three states (California, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina) with workers in ambulatory care, hospitals, and long-term care settings to understand the unique experiences of low-wage, front-line, health workers and identify strategies to support them during the pandemic.

 

Key Questions

  • What are the main sources of stress that contribute to burnout for front-line workers across three levels of health system?
  • What are some strategies for how health systems can support front-line workers in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic?
 
 

For questions, contact: Laura Wagner.