Burnout hit health care workers hard. Children’s National hosted Kamala Harris to help address it.
Vice President Kamala Harris, joined by from left, Dr. Sasha Hamdani, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, and Monique Cauley of the Children's National Hospital staff, speaks hospital staff at Children's National Hospital, Monday, May 23, 2022, about mental health and wellness. (AP Photo/ Carolyn Kaster)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris and U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy issued a warning Monday about burnout among the nation's health care staff after more than two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the potential for severe worker shortages in the years ahead if the situation is not addressed.