How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected the health care workforce? And how will the pandemic reshape the health care workforce going forward?
It is not hard to find news stories about insufficient personal protective equipment, burnout, and the disproportionate toll of COVID-19 on health care workers. But on the ground, in the day-to-day, what has serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic been like for health care workers, in their own words?
We asked a broad range of health care workers — including ICU and ED nurses and physicians, medical and nursing students, emergency medical technicians, and leaders of professional groups within the health care sector — for narrative reflections on their experiences during the pandemic, with an eye toward the future: how can we learn from these experiences and better support their needs going forward?
Their answers form our latest digital symposium. Follow the conversation and share the articles in this symposium using #FutureHCW.