Professionalism Versus Heroism in Nursing #Covid19

The narrative of nursing in COVID19 is exemplified in some of the images below, but does this hero and saviour image of healthcare workers challenge the professional? Journal Article: Stokes‐Parish, J., Elliott, R., Rolls, K., & Massey, D. (2020). Angels and Heroes: The Unintended Consequence of the Hero Narrative. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. Follow some of…

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Working in Uncertainty

Healthcare is constantly evolving, with some aspects of change faster than others. However in a pandemic, uncertainty emits in all aspects of work (and life). Evolving process and guidelines as the health care team learn how to cope, combat, manage all from quality and safety perspective to benefit patient and team. There is a lot…

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Isolation Reflections From Over 100 Years Ago

Here is a great piece on the experience of a nurse looking after Spanish flu victims in the isolation ward early in 1919. Some themes that may resonate across healthcare profesionals in COVID-19 times: Shortage of nurses Worked in isolation ward and werent allowed to go home and lived in hospital accomodation Impact of isolated…

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