A COVID frontliner nurse tells her story

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Delyn Dois, a registered nurse at GMH, told her story about doing her best to care for patients....with compassion.

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.

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“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.

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