Brutus, Parimal Baru Chin, Mercy San Juan Medical Center discussed on All Things Considered

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Why have people lost faith in physicians? It's brutal, taking care of so many patients who don't make it more than 280,000 people have died from Cove in 19 in the U. S. How it weighs heavy on doctors and nurses who lose so many people. Parimal Baru Chin is uphold monologist at Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Sacramento, he says months of pandemic care is leaving many healthcare providers traumatized. It's like post traumatic stress disorder that it would all go through. It is a communal sense of grief in the current search. His hospital hasn't had to turn anyone away. But Brutus says that could change overnight, He says his I C U is filled with sedated bodies kept alive by machines. The floor is strewn with masks and gowns. Nurses race between patients. He likens it to a war zone. This patients can crash very quickly. Yesterday I was uncalled for telemedicine, and I had three patients crash within five minutes of each other at the same time in another hospital. There were three patients with cardiac arrest one after one. There's often not time to honor his patients. Dying requests for richer remembers an older woman who hadn't seen her estranged son in decades. She finally called him. But the sun couldn't visit his mother because of pandemic protocols. This lady could not have the sun at the bedside and she treated me as a son and wanted me to hold her hands when she dies. And I could not. Live up to that right At the end, Preacher was called away to treat someone else. Somewhere in the back of my mind. It is haunting me, then I don't know how long it will haunt me. Yeah, very just says please stay home. Stop spreading the virus. That's what could help right now. For NPR News. I'm Lesley McClurg in Oakland..

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