Canadians are concerned about the mental health of health workers; they should be
The status quo must be seen for what it is: the most expensive and least tenable option going forward.
Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Carolyn Bennett, and Seniors Minister Kamal Khera, pictured March 25, 2022, making a health funding announcement in Ottawa. The pandemic has caused remarkable increases in rates of burnout and other mental health concerns, already prevalent among nurses and doctors before the pandemic, due to health and safety concerns and unsustainable workloads. Health workers have faced 16-plus hour days, cancelled vacations and forced redeployment, writes Ivy Lynn Bourgeault. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia