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What needs to be done to improve physicians’ mental health and reduce burnout

By The DO Staff


Already concerned about physician well-being before the pandemic started, psychiatrist Mona Masood, DO, quickly saw the mental health toll the crisis would have on doctors, so she founded the Physician Support Line, a free, confidential peer-to-peer hotline for all physicians, in March 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic brought burnout and mental health concerns to the forefront of public discourse, Dr. Masood noted in a keynote address at OMED21.