New Mexico Nurses Shown Appreciation for Their Hard Work
December 29, 2020
The COVID-19 global pandemic has hit us hard one way or another. A KRQE article written by Madison Conner titled "New Mexico Nurses Get Show of Support and Appreciation"
stated that nurses have been on the frontlines dealing with the unthinkable since the start of the pandemic. Gloria Doherty says that the amount of death they have seen with COVID, "it's a grief in solace."
Gloria Doherty is a nurse practitioner at the Sandoval Regional Medical Center in Rio Rancho, who has been comforting patients and helping families say their goodbyes to their loved ones virtually throughout the pandemic. Due to the coronavirus, rather than spend time being socially active with her nursing family, she has been all on her own. "You always had that comradery to kind of vent about your shift, to discuss the things that bothered you, things that might have triggered you," says Doherty. That isn't possible anymore.
Rachel Bevan, the executive director of the New Mexico Nurse Practitioners Council, felt that she needed to step in and help, which is why the Nurse Practitioners Council teamed up with the New Mexico Nurse Association and sponsors to feed nurses throughout the state. "It's hard to see their expression, but I can see their eyes because everyone has masks on, but I know there is a smiler under there," says Bevan. The group makes three to four drop-offs per week. For food preparation, they are also trying to use local businesses to help support them during the pandemic.
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