Patients afflicted with COVID-19 struggle with not being able to have their family comfort them and it can be difficult for healthcare workers to reassure patients in a foreign environment.
Delyn Dois, a registered nurse at GMH, told her story about doing her best to care for patients….with compassion.
“I had one patient where she was crying and she was saying that she felt like a prisoner. And I felt for her because they’re isolated. They don’t have any contact with their family. It made me kinda cry too because I was scared, too. You want to treat them like human beings. You’re not only treating the disease, but you’re also treating the person,” Dois said.
She added: “My biggest motivation is my family. These patients are family members. I always think that if that was my family member in there, I would want them to be taken care of.”
The video of Dois’s experience working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic was provided by the Department of Public Health and Social Services.