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How the pandemic has reshaped our professional lives

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How the pandemic has reshaped our professional lives

Jacqui Fletcher
4 June 2020

There have been many words and phrases used to describe these last 3 months — extraordinary times, different world, unprecedented circumstances — but I think what has been clearly shown are people’s exceptional abilities to adapt. So many clinical staff have had their daily lives turned upside down — many felt frustrated as they had to shield or self isolate when they were desperate to continue to support colleagues at the frontline. Others have had their services completely closed down, with little or no opportunity to plan for how to best look after their patients. Many Tissue Viability Nurses (TVNs) have found themselves working in places and specialities they have not been to for a long time. I have been back working in an acute trust, working across some areas I haven’t been in since I was a student!.

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