Health Workforce Considerations in Response to COVID-19 in the Media


Impact on Health Workforce

Pandemic puts Quebec's midwives in even higher demand

CBC | Danielle Beaudoin | MAY 18, 2020

Why are we choosing which frontline workers get PPE | Irving Gold | APR. 29, 2020

Emerging Health Workforce Strategies To Address COVID-19
Health Affairs | April 20, 2020

Emerging Health Workforce Strategies To Address COVID-19
Health Affairs | Candice Chen, Patricia Pittman, Sara Westergaard, et al | APR. 20, 2020

Crisis underscores that health workers are backbone of health system
Hill Times | Ivy Bourgeault, Sarah Simkin, Caroline Chamberland-Rowe | APR. 7, 2020

Novel Coronavirus Should Prompt Examination Of Impact Of Outbreaks On Health Care Workers
Health Affairs | Nakisa B. Sadeghi and Leana S. Wen | FEB. 14, 2020

Health Champions

Ottawa looks to give permanent residency to asylum seekers who work in health care

CBC| Benjamin Shingler | JUN 10, 2020

Meet some of the First Nations health care workers on the front lines during a pandemic

How Millions of Women Became the Most Essential Workers in America
NY times | Campbell Robertson and Robert Gebeloff | APR. 18, 2020

Canada’s chief medical officers put women leadership in spotlight
IRPP | Sadiya Ansari | APR. 2, 2020

Statement from Black Health Leaders on COVID-19's impact on Black Communities in Ontario

Alliance for Healthier Communities | Angela Robertson, Cheryl Prescod, Denise Brooks, et al. | APR 2, 2020

Personal Health Worker Experiences

Graduating medical school early to help during the pandemic wasn't anything like going to war.

Slate | Gabriel Redel-Traub | JUN 1, 2020

`I’m never going to be the same’: Medics grapple with mental trauma on COVID-19 front line

National Post | Gabriella Borter and Kristina Cooke | MAY 8, 2020

Once Upon a Time…the Hero Sheltered in Place
NEJM | Lisa Rosenbaum | MAY 6, 2020

‘Like we’re in a lifeboat in the ocean’: Health workers on life inside a downtown Vancouver hospital
Globe and Mail | Amy Smart | APR. 14, 2020

The trouble with calling health care workers ‘heroes’ 
Boston Globe | Anna Wexler | APR. 10, 2020

I’m a nurse, but no I don't want to be a hero
Quillette | Amy Eileen Hamm | APR. 9, 2020

Harnessing Our Humanity — How Washington’s Health Care Workers Have Risen to the Pandemic Challenge
NEJM | Lisa Rosenbaum | APR. 1, 2020

Am I Part of the Cure or Am I Part of the Disease? Keeping Coronavirus Out When a Doctor Comes Home
NEJM | Christian Rose | MAR. 18, 2020

Rights Regarding Equity, Diversity, Inclusion 

Beyond Lip Service: Taking A Genuine Approach To Tackling COVID-19 (And All) Black-White Health Disparities In The United States

Health Affairs | LaShawn Marie Glasgow | JUN 9, 2020

Six in 10 UK health workers killed by Covid-19 are BAME

The Guardian | Sarah Marsh and Niamh McIntyre | MAY 25, 2020

Canada's COVID-19 blind spots on race, immigration and labour
IRPP | Aimée-Angélique Bouka, Yolande Bouka | MAY 19, 2020

Asian American doctors and nurses are fighting racism and the coronavirus
Washington Post | Tracy Jan | MAY 19, 2020

People who care for the elderly are essential workers. It's long past time to start treating them right
Toronto Star | Heather Scoffield | MAY 14. 2020

Organizing community primary care in the age of COVID-19: challenges in disadvantaged areas
The Lancet | Chantal Julia, Yohan Saynac, Clémence Le Joubioux et al. | MAY 13. 2020

Covid-19: The communication needs of D/deaf healthcare workers and patients are being forgotten

BMJ | Helen Grote and Fizz Izagaren | MAY 7. 2020

Partha Kar: Covid-19 and ethnicity—why are all our angels white?

BMJ | Partha Kar | MAY 5. 2020

Lest we forget: a pandemic isn't a war but our healthcare workers are heroes
The Guardian | Clare Wright | APR. 27, 2020

During a Pandemic, an Unanticipated Problem: Out-of-Work Health Workers
NY Times | Ellen Gabler, Zach Montague, and Grace Ashford | APR. 15, 2020

Care For America’s Elderly And Disabled People Relies On Immigrant Labor
Health Affairs | Leah Zallman, Karen E. Finnegan, David U. Himmelstein, Sharon Touw, and Steffie Woolhandler | JUN., 2019

Healthcare Worker's Occupational Safety Rights

For Some Private Practices, COVID-19 Is the Last Straw

MedPage Today | Cheryl Clark | JUN 3, 2020

Widespread covid-19 infection among Spanish healthcare professionals did not occur by chance 

BMJ | Javier Crespo,José Luis Calleja, Antonio Zapatero | JUN 1, 2020 

Fair Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources in the Time of Covid-19
NEJM | Ezekiel J. Emanuel, Govind Persad, Ross Upshur, et al | MAY 21, 2020

Mask shortage for most health-care workers extended into May, Post-Ipsos poll shows
Washington Post | Lenny Bernstein and Alauna Safarpour | MAY 20, 2020

They Look After Our Most Vulnerable. They Make Around $16,200 a Year.
NY times | Kim Rockwood | MAY 19, 2020

Ontario's nurses say COVID-19 pandemic highlights need for sweeping reforms
National Post | Michelle McQuigge | MAY 12. 2020

The vulnerabilities that Covid-19 has revealed were a predictable outgrowth of our market-based health care system.
NY times | Elisabeth Rosenthal | MAY 6, 2020

Why does it take a crisis to understand that health-workers are our health system
Hill Times | Ivy Bourgeault, Sarah Simkin, Caroline Chamberland | APR. 27, 2020    

Jarvis: The front-line health-care workers you don't hear about

Windsor Star | Anne Jarvis | APR 16, 2020

Perspective: Ensuring and Sustaining a Pandemic Workforce
New England Journal of Medicine | APR 8, 2020

The moral obligations of our health care workers in a pandemic
Globe and Mail | Gary Mason | APR. 3, 2020

What are the rights and responsibilities of healthcare providers in a pandemic?

IRPP | Vanessa Gruben, Alicia Czarnowski | APR 1, 2020

COVID-19: protecting health-care workers
The Lancet | Volume 395, Issue 10228, p. 922 | MAR. 21, 2020

Psychological Health and Safety 

Beyond PPE: Protecting Health Care Workers To Prevent A Behavioral Health Disaster

Health Affairs | Andrew B. Meshnick Lilian Ryan Theresa Cullen | JUN. 4, 2020

Covid-19: Doctors need proper mental health support, says BMA

BMJ | Ingrid Torjesen | JUN. 1, 2020

Caring for Canada’s Care Providers Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

CMAJ | Nilanga Aki Ediriweera Bandara | MAY 28, 2020

“I can’t turn my brain off”: PTSD and Burnout Threaten Medical Workers
NY Times | Jan Hoffman | MAY. 16, 2020

What coronavirus is doing to stressed US health workers – and why it will be felt for years

Globe and MaiL | Jessica Glenzo | MAY 15, 2020

Balint groups could be one way to prevent burnout during covid-19 - The BMJ

BMJ | Vijay Pattni, Jeff Phillips, and Rajnish Saha | MAY 1, 2020

Occurrence, prevention, and management of the psychological effects of emerging virus outbreaks on healthcare workers: rapid review and meta-analysis
BMJ | Steve Kisely,  Nicola Warren,  Laura McMahon et al | APR. 23, 2020

What to Say (and Not Say) to Workers on the Front Lines
NY times | Coleen Farrell | APR. 23, 2020

Canadian health workers on COVID-19 front line say they need mental health support, poll indicates
Toronto Star | Steve McKinley | APR. 16, 2020

Uncalm before the storm
CMAJ | Wendy Glauser | APR. 14, 2020

Moral Injury and the Battle against COVID-19
Quillette | James Jeffery | APR. 14, 2020

B.C. ramps up mental health support for front-line health care workers, families
Globe and Mail | Jonathan Hayward | APR. 9, 2020

Virtual Healthcare

The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Boosted Telehealth; Here’s How Existing Spaces Can Support Virtual Visits

Forbes | Teri Oelrich, Bryan Langlands | JUN 8, 2020

New Survey Shows Higher-Than-Normal Use of Primary Care and Telehealth by Patients

Primary Care Collaborative | N/A | JUN 4, 2020

Rwandan medical workers deploy robots to minimize coronavirus risk

National Post | Clement Uwiringiyimana | MAY 30, 2020

UNDP and Government of Rwanda Deploy Smart Anti- Epidemic Robots to Fight Against COVID-19!

UNDP | N/A | MAY 21, 2020

Opportunities To Expand Telehealth Use Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic

Health Affairs | Jared Augenstein | MAR. 16. 2020

Virtually Perfect? Telemedicine for Covid-19
NEJM | Judd E. Hollander and Brendan G. Carr | APR. 30, 2020

Virtual Care is the Future of Health Care Delivery in Canada
Hill Times | Micheal Green | N.D

Vulnerable and Aging Populations 

To Protect Public Health During And After The Pandemic, We Need A New Approach To Financing Community Health Workers

Health Affairs | Shreya Kangovi | JUN 5, 2020

Will The Pandemic Lead To Better, Safer Long-Term Care Facilities?
Forbes | Chris Farrell | MAY. 15, 2020

Long-term care work is essential but essentially unrecognized 
IRPP | Tamara Daly, Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, Katie Aubrecht | MAY 14, 2020

As Death Toll in Nursing Homes Climbs, Calls to Redesign Them Grow
NY Times | Jane Margollies | MAY 12, 2020

Three Workforce Strategies To Help COVID Affected Communities

Health Affairs | Rishi Manchanda | MAY 9, 2020

Ontario Takes Immediate Steps to Further Protect Long-Term Care Residents and Staff During COVID-19 Outbreak
Ontario News | Office of the Premier | APR. 22, 2020

Nursing-home care aides are the real heroes
Hill Times | Carole Estabrook & Janice Keefe | APR. 20, 2020