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Working with COVID-19 patients is difficult work, as nurses and doctors must wear extensive gear to protect themselves.

Nurses facing burnout has been a problem for years, with the COVID-19 pandemic only making it worse, especially in hospitals.

Jessica Rainbow, an assistant professor at the University of Arizona College of Nursing, said studies over the past few years have shown that burnout can have severe, and even deadly, consequences.

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