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COVID-19: Healthcare Worker Burnout, Part 1 (2021)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-09-03

Duration: 00:05:29

Subjects: COVID-19 pandemic | Public health | Coronaviruses | Health Care | Mental Health | NURSES


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Russell, Danica Interviewee
  • Godke, John Interviewee
  • Dunn, Gigi Interviewee


This segment from the September 3, 2021, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the first part of Kara St. Cyr’s report on the trauma experienced by healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. She visits Baton Rouge General Hospital, which has cared for the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the nation for months. She interviews: Danica Russell, ICU nurse; Dr. John Godke; and Dr. Gigi Dunn, a physician educator.