Esther Gaolapise

BSc Professional Studies in Nursing 2017
I practice as a nurse in care homes‌

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Tell us in more detail what your role entails, what challenges you currently face, and how you are finding ways to cope.
The main challenge is the lack of personal protective equipment. My fear is the safety of my family.  We come back to our families at the end of our shift.  Even though we take precautions to protect our families you keep on questioning yourself like are they 100% safe. Sometimes l feel like wishing l had a place to stay so that l don’t mix with my family for now. When my sons keep on asking me if we have confirmed cases of Covid 19 and l say yes they become so worried about my safety and their safety and it stresses me so much.

Do you have a top tip for coping at a time of crisis? Or a few words of advice or support for fellow students and alumni on the front line?
Please stay at home.