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Nurses and doctors have been dealing with workplace shortages

America Is Facing an Unprecedented Healthcare Workforce Shortage

Nurses, doctors and other medical professionals across the nation are experiencing low workplace morale. This has lead to record-breaking workplace shortages. Unfortunately, it is patients that are suffering the physical cost of physicians leaving the profession from frustration and burnout.

Alarming Statistics Around Workplace Shortages

Data from the Association of American Medical Colleges reveals that the United States could face a medical staff shortage of 37,800 and 124,000 physicians by 2034. Nearly a third of registered nurses, meanwhile,  have reported that they are considering leaving their positions in the next year. Such a dramatic loss of nurses would come at a time when we need to be adding more! More than 275,000 additional nurses will be needed by 2030, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

When doctors and nurses leave the field, patients with all types of medical needs face challenges. Families who live in rural and underserved communities are especially exposed to a lack of high-quality care. Healthcare is already scarce in these regions.

Leaving For Moral and Ethical Concerns

Many faithful physicians are also leaving the profession. Certain states are forcing them to perform procedures such as abortions and transgender surgeries that violate their deeply held beliefs. This shift will lead to people of faith having even more difficulty finding medical professionals. It was already difficult enough to find a doctor who aligns with your beliefs and moral ethics. As more and more faithful physicians are driven out of the profession, it will only get harder.

This is why we believe it is so important to build parallel structures to immoral systems. Neither doctors or patients should be forced to pick between quality and ethics. We as a society are capable of providing healthcare that achieves both. In fact, we did for many years before these ethical issues crept into our healthcare culture.

Solidarity is Here for You

Both doctors and patients should be free to provide and receive care that aligns with their deeply held convictions. This was one of the main reasons behind the founding of Solidarity HealthShare. We believe families and their loved ones have the right to access healthcare free from political agendas that compromise their beliefs.

Due to having no network requirements, Solidarity helps our Members find doctors who can best care for their healthcare needs. With Solidarity, families can rest assured that they will never have to pay for procedures, medications, implants, hormone therapies or psychiatric treatments that violate their human dignity or the sacredness of human life.

To learn more about how you can join the Solidarity community and gain access to the best care possible, visit our website today.