Being a Nurse is F*cking Hard with Katie Duke

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By Jennifer Chaiken, LMFT and Emmalee Bierly, LMFT, Jennifer Chaiken, LMFT, and Emmalee Bierly. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Trigger Warning: death and serious illness. Healthcare workers are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic and the stories shared in this episode, from an inside, firsthand perspective, are heavy and potentially triggering.

On today's episode of ShrinkChicks, Emmalee and Jen have a powerful conversation with Katie Duke, who worked on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis as a Nurse Practitioner. They discuss Katie's first hand experiences from a New York Hospital (right after a major break-up, mind you), her own severe case of COVID, how the work affected her mental health, burnout, and switching careers. Katie shares why she left the nursing profession all together, what she's doing now, and why part of her new mission is to help nurses find their passion.

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