This is Maria. She works as a public health nurse at a harm reduction site.
“On a good day, our job is fairly challenging. We try our best to offer our services to people, but it’s been hard as a health professional to limit what we respond to.
Things are changing every day, so it’s hard to roll with the punches.
When clients come in, we are in full PPE and a lot of clients find it disorientating. We’ve had to explain to our clients the concept of social distancing, so being able to do health education in a calm way is very important. It’s rewarding to be able to connect with people who might not be able to connect with healthcare otherwise.”