Most of us haven’t been inside a COVID-19 ward, and it’s hard to fathom what frontline medical workers are experiencing every day.
That’s why I want to share this video with Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD with you.
Danielle is an attending physician at Bellevue Hospital in New York, and she’s worked with COVID-19 patients at the epicenter of the crisis in the US.
We asked her what mental health professionals need to understand about what medical workers are going through right now. I’ll let you hear the answer from her.
In addition to her work as an internist, Danielle is also author of several books, including When We Do Harm: A Doctor Confronts Medical Error and What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine. If you’d like to find out more, go to danielleofri.com.
Now we’d like to hear from you. Please tell us your biggest takeaways from the video below.