(STUDYFINDS) — A career in healthcare is generally considered one of the most noble professions one can pursue. Dedicating one’s life to helping others is an incredibly selfless decision, but a new study finds that many healthcare workers may be putting their patients and co-workers at risk by neglecting their own needs while on the job.

Conducted over the course of a year as a collaborative effort across nine Canadian hospitals in Toronto, Halifax, and Hamilton, the study found that 95% of healthcare workers have reported for duty while sick.

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