Chapter 1: The impact of COVID-19

Introduction

“COVID-19 has changed how I prepare for my shift - putting on PPE, the ever-changing rules and precautions, being the gatekeeper between patients and their families which goes against my philosophy as a nurse. My biggest fear is that tomorrow will be just like today.” – Nurse In order to identify ways to navigate the stress and the grief resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to first understand its impact on our lives.