Answering the call
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝟮𝟲 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭.
It’s difficult for anyone who isn’t a nurse to appreciate the loss, grief, insomnia and isolation that come with caring for COVID-19 patients. It took a heavy toll on registered nurse Mpumi Ndabula, and the system simply failed to give her the mental health support she – and many of her colleagues – needed. Nurses soldier on, their sacrifice often unseen. But Carte Blanche meets this special human on the other side of burnout where her calling to care has been firmly reignited.