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The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched the resources of healthcare systems across the world, as professionals work to treat the public with the scant evidence available. This has resulted in the loss of many essential workers' lives, with the loss of over 119 healthcare workers' lives in the UK as of April of this year. Adding the loss of colleagues to the many difficulties associated with working in healthcare, and the increased risk to their lives and the lives of their loved ones will undoubtedly compound the burnout already felt by nurses on a daily basis The author uses her own personal experiences to explore the themes brought up in current research, as well as looking at suggestions of how to support nurses and allied health professionals both in the immediacy and in the long term.
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