‘It just breaks my heart’: VCU Health workers share what it’s like on the front line

In a series of filmed interviews, health care workers describe the emotional toll of COVID-19 and provide an intimate look at what it means to walk in their shoes.

Audrey Roberson, a VCU Health nurse, works in the medical respiratory intensive care unit.
Audrey Roberson, a VCU Health nurse, works in the medical respiratory intensive care unit.

As COVID-19 extends its reach and steals loved ones, VCU Health doctors, nurses and caregivers of every specialty are in their rooms, at their bedsides, and with their families.

Despite fears for their patients, their own lives and for those they come home to, these front-line health care workers demonstrate strength, courage and compassion every day.

In a series of interviews with VCU Health News, front-line workers share their hopes and heartbreaks, their challenges and daily sacrifices, providing an intimate look at what it means to walk in their shoes.  

VCU Health workers share what it’s like on the front line

This story originally published on VCU Health News under the headline: VCU Health workers share what it’s like to be on the front line. For more information on COVID-19, visit VCU Health’s COVID-19 news site. Additional resources for the VCU community can be found at together.vcu.edu/.

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