Slate: Why I Finally Had to Quit Working in a COVID Ward

Slate: Why I Finally Had to Quit Working in a COVID Ward. “Nobody from other specialties wanted to come into a COVID unit. You’d have people crying in the morning, ‘I need cardiology and neurology.’ And they’d be like, ‘Is that patient positive? We can’t see him. Do this.’ It was like you were out there on an island all by yourself. One of the most amazing things I saw—we had a patient dying, had the family come up. They had to be careful; they had to make sure they were negative. And we called the chaplain up. And the chaplain comes up, and he’s like, ‘Oh, is this patient COVID positive?’ And we’re like, ‘Yeah.’ And he’s like, ‘I can’t go in there.’ And three of the NPs just broke down. It was unreal.”

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