When Ebola is a workplace issue
from The Wall Street Journal
Only a few hospitals in the U.S. are currently treating Ebola patients, but health-care workers around the country are on edge. A Dallas nurse was diagnosed with the virus, ratcheting up stress and worry among hospital employees, health-care leaders say. Now, in addition to crafting technical protocol and decoding the latest infectious-disease guidelines, hospitals must figure out how to properly train and motivate workers who may be in harm’s way — and deal with those who may refuse to treat potential Ebola patients. Issues around communication, training and pay are cropping up as leaders try to quell fears while making sure they will be adequately staffed if infected patients come to their facilities.
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