So many challenges
As a nurse with a wide variety of experience in multiple specialty facilities from Floor nursing in Florida to Nurse Management in Nevada I can state definitively that the challenges we face exist in Both the patient population we treat as well as amongst the maze of oversight providing conflicting information and directives. Our understanding of the coronavirus is fluid and ever evolving. Our response too has been inconsistent and created much confusion amongst health care workers and patients alike. To compound the situation large corporations that run the healthcare facility often seem to be placing profit above the safety of employees that are in the front lines. Constant exposure to the probability of infection, layoffs, closing of many primary care provider offices, and concern for family members are overwhelming our healthcare workers. Add to that the collapse of portions of economy, shuttering of business, religious meeting places, and self care businesses such as gyms and parks. Additionally, social networks are strained as are interpersonal relationships with co-workers, family members and domestic partners. Our challenges are myriad, and our solutions lie in the resilience of the over worked, under supported, and heroic medical staff.