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Inside a Coronavirus Intensive Care Unit

Inside a coronavirus intensive care ward

The short video covers:

  • The atmosphere of medical crisis
  • The anxieties and fears of staff
  • The sense of ‘duty’ that makes them keep working
  • The lack of resources to treat patients
  • The gratitude of the patient. She says tearfully ‘I wanted to get through it for my children’
  • The optimism that a recovering patient brings for everyone

How does the video fill out the idea of staff having a ‘conscience’ which appeared in the poem at the start of Week 2?

What is it like to reflect on the simultaneous presence of all the factors listed above as contributors to the atmosphere of the crisis?

Did you have noticeable feelings in response to the video? If so, does this help you to think about what staff are going through as they work during a crisis like this?

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