How to support Healthcare workers in the right way
In the middle of the current crisis, a large number of warriors in hospitals and healthcare institutions are fighting day and night to save millions of lives and protect others. Without the presence of these heroes, the world would never have been able to go over this virus. While we try to help them as much as we can by staying at home, these healthcare workers are living one of the most difficult periods of their lives. Indeed, being confronted to such a virus for long hours is not an easy thing. If you are wondering how to support them, here are a few tips for you.
- Don’t expect replies for your messages
Healthcare workers receive tons of support messages per day. While they feel very happy going through all of your messages, sometimes they can’t manage to answer all of you. Therefore, we encourage you to send them lovely messages without expecting them to get back to you. We know that it may seem a little bit rude not to answer, but keep in mind that sometimes they don’t even have the energy to reply back to you with all they are going through during this period.
- Remember that healthcare workers are not reporters
Healthcare heroes receive a lot of questions regarding how it is like to be exposed to the COVID-19 pandemic. While this type of question may seem normal for you, it can have a negative impact on the emotional state of these individuals. How would such questions help them feel better? Asking healthcare employees repetitively about the virus to feed curiosity doesn’t help them much. On the opposite, it just increases their stress and anxiety levels.
- Remember that healthcare workers do not necessarily feel like heroes
While societies, all around the world, call them heroes, most healthcare workers feel guilty for not being able to save some lives. Even though there is yet no ‘VACIN’ or specific medication that is intended to destroy the coronavirus, healthcare workers still feel bad for not being capable of saving some patients lives. Some even prefer a simple ‘thank you’ over being called ‘hero’.