Reply To: Challenges of Care with COVID-19

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Hello everyone,

Working throughout the pandemic and providing care to clients changed in various ways. For myself, working at a walk in center for mental health shifted from in office appointments to being virtually or by phone. However we still did see walk in clients for those who required urgent/immediate attention or were at higher risk in community. I feel that many clients preferred online/phone appointments due to the spread of covid-19 versus those wanting to attend in person appointments due to the fear of contracting Covid. I also found that many clients experienced isolation due to limited interaction in person. As a nurse there were also challenges faced such as feeling more stressed at work due to the fear of contracting Covid, increased work load, extra screening tools/disinfecting and wearing appropriate PPE more than what we would normally do.