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Examining burnout and stress among healthcare professionals during and post COVID-19 lockdown: A comparative analysis

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Priya Sethuraman ,
Priya Sethuraman

M.A., MBA., PhD., Professor and Head, Department of Management Sciences, St. Joseph’s Institute of Technology, OMR, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Arasuraja Ganesan ,
Arasuraja Ganesan

BE., MBA., PhD., Associate Professor, Department of Management Sciences, St. Joseph’s Institute of Technology, OMR, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Satish Radhakrishnan ,
Satish Radhakrishnan

B.Tech., MBA., PhD., Associate Professor, Department of Management Sciences, St. Josephs Institute of Technology, OMR, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to conduct a comprehensive comparative analysis focusing on burnout and stress experienced by healthcare professionals during and after the COVID-19 lockdown. The COVID-19 pandemic presented an unprecedented challenge for society, particularly for healthcare professionals who faced extended hours, direct exposure to the virus, and substantial stress and burnout. This analysis aims to shed light on the experiences of healthcare professionals during this challenging period and its aftermath, highlighting the need for proactive measures by policymakers and healthcare organizations to support mental health and well-being.

Methods: The research employs a comparative analysis approach to assess the levels of burnout and stress among healthcare professionals during and post the COVID-19 lockdown. It likely involves surveying healthcare professionals, collecting data on their experiences, and analyzing trends and patterns over time. The methodology may also include qualitative interviews or focus groups to gain deeper insights into the factors contributing to stress and burnout among healthcare professionals.

Results and Discussion: The results of the study are expected to reveal the extent of burnout and stress experienced by healthcare professionals during and after the COVID-19 lockdown. This section will discuss the key findings, highlighting any significant differences in stress levels between the two periods and identifying factors contributing to burnout among healthcare professionals. Possible discussions may explore the impact of workload, lack of resources, and personal challenges on mental health and well-being, as well as the effectiveness of existing support systems and interventions.

Implications of the Research: The implications of this research are far-reaching, offering valuable insights for policymakers, healthcare organizations, and healthcare professionals themselves. By understanding the unique challenges faced by healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath, policymakers can develop proactive measures to support mental health and well-being in future public health crises. Healthcare organizations can use the findings to tailor strategies and interventions aimed at reducing burnout and stress among their workforce, ultimately improving patient care and overall organizational performance.

Originality/Value: This research contributes to the existing body of knowledge on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare professionals' mental health and well-being. By conducting a comparative analysis, this study offers unique insights into the dynamics of stress and burnout before, during, and after the COVID-19 lockdown. The findings have significant implications for practice, policy, and future research in the field of healthcare workforce management and public health emergency preparedness.

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Sethuraman P, Ganesan A, Radhakrishnan S. Examining burnout and stress among healthcare professionals during and post COVID-19 lockdown: A comparative analysis. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología - Serie de Conferencias [Internet]. 2024 Jun. 14 [cited 2024 Jul. 19];3:900. Available from: https://conferencias.saludcyt.ar/index.php/sctconf/article/view/900

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