The COVID-19 pandemic is not only a medical crisis, but also a psychological one. Many individuals have been forced to deal with the loss of their loved ones, their jobs, and their sense of security. But even individuals who have not lost something as concrete as a job or a loved one are affected. We, as a community, are grappling with the disruption of the education, economic, healthcare, and social systems that we depend on every day. Healthcare workers, specifically, have the added burden of supporting patients, clients, or residents they care for every day as they fight through, and sometimes pass away from, influenza, COVID – 19, or other causes. This has brought on a period of grief, a bridge between how things were and what they will become. As you continue to navigate this grieving period, here are a few key things to keep in mind:
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