Pausing and reflecting

On Facebook this week someone shared that whilst we may feel we’re all in this Covid19 Pandemic storm together we’re certainly not in the same boat. Purely by chance I saw a post capturing an interview with Professor Cynthia Enloe (a feminist writer, best known for work on gender and for her contributions to the field of feminist international relations) she reflected ‘We aren’t all in this together. We’re in the same rough seas, but we’re in very different boats ..some of those boats are very leaky, some of those boats were never given oars, some of those boats have high-powered motors on them’ it’s worth a listen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gaif6mTwFw8

Wonderful ‪@GretaThunberg‬ raises awareness of the wider social impact Cobid19 is having on children internationally, she is supporting @UNICEF’s wonderful work https://twitter.com/unicef/status/1255879798380953600?s=21

Closer to home the @NHSYouthForum celebrated young people’s contribution in the pandemic, this blog is well worth dipping into https://www.iwill.org.uk/young-people-matter I loved their key messages …

‪We’ve also been challenged by the awful loss of life of health professionals which @nursingnotesuk are diligently and compassionately documenting publicly https://nursingnotes.co.uk/covid-19-memorial/ and by concerns about the impact on BAME colleagues, @westm61 blogs for @thekingsfund asking us what we can do as individuals to address this, the blog is well worth a read too https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/blog/2020/04/ethnic-minority-deaths-covid-19

The always encouraging @charliemackesy‬ captured the need for us to hold on, that dawn is coming ….

…what we can’t do is lose sight of those who are most vulnerable in this storm, we must keep sharing concerns, providing life rafts in multiple shapes and sizes so that we all weather this storm in the best way we possibly can …

Author: @kathevans2

I’m a Children’s Nurse who is passionate about improving healthcare and life with people who use services. I love getting out in the countryside or to the seaside to promote my mental health and well-being. On a journey to doing 100 marathons (slowly!) & part of team #NHS1000miles (new members always welcome!) I also love charity shopping, cooking and healthy eating too 😉 Sharing thoughts on a range of things that interest me. Comments, challenge, links to further thinking and research are most welcome. Learning and thinking together is always more fun!

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