For frontline health care workers, the coronavirus pandemic creates two separate worlds.
There’s the world of work, trying to help people who are critically ill. Then there’s the world at home, dealing with the isolation and uncertainty the rest of us are struggling with each day.
On top of all of this, there is an added fear: that these worlds will in some way intersect. That an encounter with a COVID patient at work could bring the virus home to a spouse, a child, or a parent.
In this episode, Brian Lucas interviews Elizabeth Blankenship, a Physician Assistant in Austin Texas. Elizabeth has been existing in these dual worlds since the beginning of the pandemic. She says she has been able to find a sense of calm and balance through it all, and even a renewed sense of purpose.