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Five To Save | Let's Talk About Stress

The Z5 Piggy Bank is a little stressed, just like everybody else in healthcare.

It's okay to feel overworked. As long as you take care of yourself.

Healthcare has a storied history of beating down the people who are working hard to provide it. Whether you're unloading on the dock, coordinating supplies in storage areas, or walking across multiple buildings to talk to a clinician, you as a procurement pro don't need us to tell you about the long hours and aching everything. 

But the rest of the world is finally catching up to the fact that healthcare providers are suffering. (Partially thanks to the recent proposed nurses strike in NY.)

And it turns out the rest of the world might have some pretty good ideas about how to deal with it, as we found in our search for five great articles this week.

  1. Of course, we're not just talking about physical exhaustion. Healthcare providers need to find better ways to address their employees' mental health, as well. 
  2. Thankfully one health system is addressing the fact that workplace burnout disproportionately affects nurses and other healthcare workers. 
  3. And it turns out that stress levels only increase for working mothers. Which seems kind of obvious, now that we're thinking about it. 
  4. Part of the problem with addressing these problems for healthcare workers is the bias in treatment received by women. These Ohio thought leaders are aiming to fix that.
  5. The difficulty in daily healthcare tasks is exacerbated by the misalignment of processes that have been in place forever and new ways of providing care. One way to fix that is to redesign how we educate about healthcare

As usual, there's a bonus article exclusive to our email subscribers. Sign up to read a story that will take some of the burden off your brain. 

Until next time, PLEASE comment below, email us, etc. Tell us what you liked. What was helpful. What you’d like to see more of. And take care of yourself. 

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