|Title||Maternal and neonatal health care worker well-being and patient safety climate amid the COVID-19 pandemic.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2021|
|Authors||Haidari E, Main EK, Cui X, Cape V, Tawfik DS, Adair KC, Sexton BJ, Profit J|
|Date Published||2021 05|
|Keywords||Burnout, Professional, California, COVID-19, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, Health Personnel, Humans, Male, Maternal-Child Health Services, Patient Safety, Surveys and Questionnaires|
OBJECTIVE: To assess maternal and neonatal healthcare workers (HCWs) perspectives on well-being and patient safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
STUDY DESIGN: Anonymous survey of HCW well-being, burnout, and patient safety over the prior conducted in June 2020. Results were analyzed by job position and burnout status.
RESULT: We analyzed 288 fully completed surveys. In total, 66% of respondents reported symptoms of burnout and 73% felt burnout among their co-workers had significantly increased. Workplace strategies to address HCW well-being were judged by 34% as sufficient. HCWs who were "burned out" reported significantly worse well-being and patient safety attributes. Compared to physicians, nurses reported higher rates of unprofessional behavior (37% vs. 14%, p = 0.027) and difficulty focusing on work (59% vs. 36%, p = 0.013).
CONCLUSION: Three months into the COVID-19 pandemic, HCW well-being was substantially compromised, with negative ramifications for patient safety.
|Alternate Journal||J Perinatol|
|PubMed Central ID||PMC7962434|
|Grant List||R01 HD084679 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States |
R01 HD084679-01 / / U.S. Department of Health & Human Services | NIH | Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) /
K08 HS 27837-01 / / U.S. Department of Health & Human Services | National Institutes of Health (NIH) /