Medical care workers are increasingly facing a situation where they are working on the front lines of a pandemic, which has left them in an untenable situation.
They have to keep up with the demands of a busy and constantly evolving healthcare system that has a history of not adequately addressing issues of health and safety, according to Dr. Lakshmi Bose, chief medical officer of the American Medical Association (AMA).
Bose, who has been an AMA board member for more than a decade, spoke to The Next Sputnik about the challenges faced by medical care staff as the Zika virus continues to spread and new cases of the virus emerge.
Bose said, “In the U.S., a lot of people think of medical care as the same as any other industry.
We are a full-service healthcare system.
But we do have a very different understanding of the role that we play in a health system than we do in any other part of the economy.”
Bose told The Next Super, “Medical care is very much like any other business, and if you don’t have the best workers, you are not going to make money.”
She added that in the U to date, the AMA has seen an increase in complaints from medical care facilities due to the increasing frequency of patients requiring medical care and the need for additional resources.
According to Bose and others, the healthcare workforce is one of the most highly specialized and critical roles in the healthcare system, with an average age of 70 years old and more than 40 percent of healthcare workers working for a company.
Many of the health care workers who are impacted by the Zika outbreak are already on the job, including many in nursing homes.
The AMA is working to improve the overall healthcare environment by addressing the health and occupational safety issues that are occurring in healthcare facilities, Bose said.
However, she added, “There is a disconnect between the medical profession and the healthcare systems in terms of the quality of care.
And the nurses, caretakers, and other healthcare professionals are also under pressure to deliver better patient care than they are able to.
The AMA wants to ensure that these problems are addressed as quickly as possible.”
The AMA’s first priority is to ensure the health of medical professionals, she said.
“There are no silver bullets, but we need to make sure that we have a robust workforce, have a good working environment, and that we are having conversations about how to improve care for our patients,” she said, noting that a lack of a medical workforce in the workforce is creating an unbalanced healthcare system for patients.
“We are seeing some of the effects of these kinds of problems in our own hospitals and care homes,” Bose continued.
“When you look at some of these patients, we see that many are in critical condition, and they don’t necessarily have the resources to get the medical care that they need.”
Medical care workers have been the target of a slew of complaints and lawsuits, and the AMA is taking proactive steps to address the issues.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) has announced that it will work with healthcare providers and hospitals to increase the safety and security of its workforce.
The AHA has also launched a public awareness campaign to educate medical workers about their role in the health system.
Bose added that she hopes that the AMA and other health care providers will also work with their workforce and their employees to provide them with the best possible healthcare experiences.
“I want to see the AMA become more involved in these conversations and engage with the medical professionals who are being affected,” Bous said.