For this month’s TPS blog post, especially during Mental Health Awareness Month, I’d like to specifically address fellow healthcare workers everywhere. This past year has been hellacious on so many levels. Whether you worked up close and personal directly in the ICU with COVID patients, or you had to adjust your entire approach as it relates to seeing your patients for their routine visits, we commend you.
As an independent pharmacy we have tried to roll with the punches and do our very best to adhere to ever changing guidelines from the CDC. As small business owners we have had to deal with customers who at times have become belligerent with us for just doing our jobs. The majority of people were gracious regarding our COVID-19 vaccine rollout, and others not so much. Some who’ve attacked us for enforcing the mask mandate, and others who questioned our judgment to ease restrictions as the guidelines continue to be updated. Honestly speaking, this entire experience has been mentally, physically and emotionally draining.
We know that we are not the only ones who feel fatigue from trying to manage our usual tasks as pharmacists, while constantly making adjustments throughout a worldwide pandemic. Regardless, we continue to do our job day in and day out.
So to all of our healthcare workers out there in any capacity, we see you, we appreciate all of your hard work and dedication during unprecedented times; we applaud your bravery and resilience as you put yourself and your families at risk to serve others!!!
We encourage you to check out the following link for tips on how to cope after the year that we’ve endured!!!