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Loss at work: the emotional impact of the pandemic

Sharna describes the expereince of loss at work: the emotional impact of the pandemic.

In this video, we asked Sharna to reflect on the emotional impact of changes that have come about due to the pandemic. She then discusses the death of a patient and how it affected her.

This moving example of loss and change at work demonstrates the ways in which the concepts we have been learning about are experienced in the daily lives of staff and patients. Please share below what it brings to mind for you.

What do you think about the idea of having to “just get on with things” in the way that many of us are expected to do in our personal and working lives? Can you foresee any negative consequences from this approach?

We’ve just learned about how current losses can bring to mind past losses. In the next video, we’ll hear Sharna describe how the process of slowing down and reflecting can help make explicit the personal reverberations of a loss at work.

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Grief, Loss, and Dying During COVID-19

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