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COVID-19

The elevated role of an infection control preventionist during the pandemic

On a daily basis, Patti Esher is keeping a close eye on those around her, looking for signs of infection or sickness. The COVID-19 pandemic may have made this practice common place. However, Esher has been doing this for years. As a regional infection control preventionist for Encompass Health, she’s charged with not only preventing... Learn More about The elevated role of an infection control preventionist during the pandemic
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Lafayette’s story: Recovering from COVID-19 after almost losing his life

After four weeks in the hospital, doctors were certain Lafayette Johnson, 54, wasn’t going to make it. He was admitted July 8 with difficulty breathing. Doctors told him a combination of pneumonia and COVID -19 was the culprit. His condition only worsened from there. By the second week, Johnson’s lungs collapsed and his kidneys were... Learn More about Lafayette’s story: Recovering from COVID-19 after almost losing his life
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How the pandemic is changing the way we grieve

For decades, the conventional wisdom surrounding grief has centered on Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’s theory that mourners typically navigate through five distinct stages of grief following a significant loss: Denial Anger Bargaining Depression Acceptance. Now amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we are finding that these stages don’t do enough to capture the experiences felt by millions as they... Learn More about How the pandemic is changing the way we grieve