As stay-at-home orders ease and social distancing policies begin to relax, hospitals need to figure out which strategies to keep and which ones to adapt.
In a profession predisposed to problems of burnout and compassion fatigue, the extra stress involved in seeing patients during a pandemic can be dangerous. And while most AAHA-accredited hospitals are grateful to be busy, they acknowledge that the pandemic is taking a toll.
“Ambiguity and uncertainty drive stress,” says Randy Hall, founder and CEO of Aspire and veterinary leadership guru. Few would argue that we’re living in ambiguous and uncertain times, and with the coronavirus situation changing daily, that’s likely to be true for the foreseeable future.
The veterinary profession continues to adapt on the fly to the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic.