Expert Speaks to CTV News About Health-Care Worker Burnout

Dr. Nita Chhinzer smiles for a portrait in an outdoor setting.

Dr. Nita Chhinzer

A CTVNews.ca article featured Dr. Nita Chhinzer on the changes necessary to address burnout in health-care workers, particularly nurses, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the article, Chhinzer, a professor of leadership and organization management in the Department of Management, spoke about how “an umbrella of support” built upon real solutions and shared responsibility is necessary to address the burnout many nurses are facing.

Burnout is not new to the profession either, Chhinzer added, saying that nurses are at risk as well as patients, and that, even pre-pandemic, nurses suffered “from serious abuse in the workplace.”

Chhinzer studies strategic human resources management with a focus on downsizing practices, procedures and ethics.