A group of College of Nursing (CON) faculty has formed an appreciation committee to offer gratitude and support for healthcare workers who are providing patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The committee has begun to issue an "Encouragement Newsletter" which is distributed to the CON community and to local healthcare facilities.
The newsletter offers words of gratitude and hope for healthcare workers, as well as quotes and stories from students and faculty. The committee hopes to continue to issue the newsletter weekly for the foreseeable future.
Clinical Faculty and committee member Nancy Thompson calls the group's efforts “a work of heart.” Other members include assistant professor Joohyun Chung, clinical faculty members Cara Chandler and Cheryl Sabola and staff member Liz Theroux.
In addition to the newsletters, the committee is looking for ways to publicize the work that UMass nurses are doing in these challenging times.
The newsletters are available online.