HCA Roles in Covid 19: The Emotional Cost of Sacrifice

Hayes, Catherine and Graham, Yitka (2020) HCA Roles in Covid 19: The Emotional Cost of Sacrifice. British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, 14 (5). ISSN 1753-1586

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Abstract

Events in the UK emergence of Covid 19 have already left a legacy of sacrifice in relation to those who have sacrificed their lives in the support of caring for those with this deadly condition. Coronavirus has no regard for level of the organisational hierarchy, rank in society, race, ethnicity or religion. In reconnecting the universality of human experience, in its wake, it leaves the treasured memories of our colleagues and friends who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their care of others, with their lives. Their selflessness, regardless of professional or vocational background will never be forgotten but nor should the extent of the emotional cost on the healthcare workforce, of which our HCAs are an integral and invaluably embedded part.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Sciences > Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing > School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Catherine Hayes
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2020 17:07
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2020 08:55
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/11907
ORCID for Catherine Hayes: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3870-2668
ORCID for Yitka Graham: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6206-1461

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