COVID-19

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

 

Impact on Health Workforce

Why are we choosing which frontline workers get PPE
Healthing.ca | 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

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

Personal Health Worker Experiences

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 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Psychological Health and Safety 

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

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 

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

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