Anessa Foxwell in The Philadelphia Inquirer
Predoctoral fellow and clinician, Anessa Foxwell, MSN, AGACNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, ACHPN, shares a candid view of COVID-19 anxiety and worry in a op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Like many of us, she is worried, anxious and scared by what we know and the unknown.
Here are a few suggestions for what we call all do now to be prepared for what may lie ahead.
Have discussions with everyone you love.
- Talk about what gives them meaning and purpose in life.
- Ask about what they value.
- Ask about their healthcare preferences if they were to get sick. (See What You Should Know Before You Need a Ventilator)
If you are feeling overwhelmed, limit the amount of time you spend reading/watching the news.
- To Clinicians: “Fill your cup first.” Visit the The National Academies resources page to support clinician health and well-being.