This narrative presents a series of stories (interactions) lived by a palliative care nurse during the time of COVID-19, a time when we tirelessly prepare to help the services that need us, but we have little preparation of ourselves for the changes that we will have to face in the care of our patients and families. It shares the lived experiences, difficulties, emotions lived by me but shared by so many around the world. It also tries to show that despite the scarcity of physical presence, creativity and commitment to patients and families make us go beyond ourselves and continue to make a difference by saying we are here!
This article is associated with the Quality & Clinical Excellence lens of The Beryl Institute Experience Framework. (http://bit.ly/ExperienceFramework)
Simões AL. Thoughts of a palliative care nurse in times of pandemic. Patient Experience Journal. 2020; 7(2):27-30. doi: 10.35680/2372-0247.1464.