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After weeks of dire hospital conditions, doctors and nurses face their own mental health crisis

Crain’s New York Business highlights how healthcare workers in New York hospitals are coping during the COVID-19 outbreak, including insights from HSS clinical nurse leader, Shawna Townsend, MS, RN, CNL-BC, CPN, ONC.

Townsend explained her unique experience transitioning from orthopedic to COVID-19 patients and how she and her team are remaining positive. She described her personal experience to that of being on a rollercoaster, trying to brace for the downs and hold on to the ups. "The beautiful part is when you clap them out," she said of the send-offs for patients who have recovered. "The patients love it."

Read the full article at Crainsnewyork.com. This article also appeared in print on May 11, 2020. 

Additional coverage: AMNY.com