Associations respond to member needs in a pandemic.
In 2020, what kept me up at night was nurses’ well-being and how they’ve been dealing with the impact of COVID-19. Despite the loss of more than 1,400 frontline workers who have died of this illness, nurses continue to work long hours caring for their patients. They fear contracting the virus and bringing it home to their loved ones. On days off, they adhere to infection prevention and control guidelines and limit physical contact, putting the needs of others first. If you asked anyone in healthcare why they keep going, their answer would probably be “because I care.”