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Washington ER doctor loses job after criticizing hospital’s coronavirus response

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A Washington state emergency room doctor has been fired after going on Facebook and TV and publicly accusing the hospital where he worked of a slow response to the coronavirus that exposed staff to danger.

Ming Lin showed up for work at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center on Friday and was told he had been terminated before the start of his shift, The Seattle Times reported.

“I got a message that said, ‘Your shift has been covered,’” Lin told the paper.

The hospital employed Lin for 17 years under a contract with TeamHealth, a national health care staffing company.

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TeamHealth told The Associated Press in an email Saturday that it would try and find Lin a job somewhere else. The company

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Understanding the stress response – Harvard Health

Chronic activation of this survival mechanism impairs health

chronic stress

A stressful situation — whether something environmental, such as a looming work deadline, or psychological, such as persistent worry about losing a job — can trigger a cascade of stress hormones that produce well-orchestrated physiological changes. A stressful incident can make the heart pound and breathing quicken. Muscles tense and beads of sweat appear.

This combination of reactions to stress is also known as the “fight-or-flight” response because it evolved as a survival mechanism, enabling people and other mammals to react quickly to life-threatening situations. The carefully orchestrated yet near-instantaneous sequence of hormonal changes and physiological responses helps someone to fight the threat off or flee to safety. Unfortunately, the body can also overreact to stressors that are not life-threatening, such as traffic jams, work pressure, and family difficulties.

Over the years, researchers have learned not only how and why these reactions

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Emergency Medicine Foundation to Fund Research to Improve Nation’s Response to COVID-19

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Emergency Medicine Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) to advance research and education in emergency medicine, has recently announced that it will award up to $100,000 in new research grants to further the medical community’s understanding of and response to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. 

“Emergency Medicine Foundation sponsored research has been defining and refining the practice of emergency medicine for almost 50 years, and it is imperative that we act immediately as new threats, like COVID-19, arise,” said David Wilcox, MD, FACEP, Chair of the EMF Board of Trustees.

Through these funds, the Emergency Medicine Foundation and ACEP seek to effect quick and meaningful change by advancing emergency patient care, improving how our health care system responds and ensuring that our health care workers are protected during this and future pandemics.

Proposals are

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