Testimonials from the frontlines

  • In this thread you can share testimonials about your overall personal experience in working in the OR during COVID-19.

    How is this impacting your relationship with patients and the rest of your team? How has your daily work changed?

    NB: If you have a specific question, make sure to ask it by creating a separate thread here: COVID-19 Forum

  • Here is a testimonial from Hepatology nurse, Pamela Ballotta, from the Multivisceral Transplant Unit and Unit of Gastroenterology, Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova, Italy.

    She describes in there how she and her nursing peers are adjusting their practices during COVID-19, including the way they communicate with patients. Read the full article by clicking the link below:

    "I am smiling at you through my mask”: Italian nurses show their colours during COVID-19

  • The New York Times has an interesting article here (not just nurses but medical professionals in general).

    In Harm’s Way

    As countries ease restrictions on public life, health care workers around the world continue to risk their lives — and those of their families — to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Despite their stoic selfies, they feel scared, grief-stricken, guilty they can’t do more. In submissions and interviews, they reflect on what they have witnessed, the decisions they have made and how the pandemic has changed them.

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