Our God is Always Stronger
As the fight against the novel coronavirus rages on in the United States, MedSend has been checking in with our grant recipients who are serving here in the U.S. Due to their work with some of the country’s most vulnerable populations, these healthcare professionals have a true front line view of the how the virus is affecting populations in America’s larger cities.
Charles Young, a Spring 2019 grant recipient, is a family nurse practitioner at Esperanza Health Center in Philadephia, PA. He recently answered some of our questions about how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting his community:
MedSend: What has been your most eye-opening experience while treating patients during this crisis?
M: In what ways have you seen God show up in your encounters with patients, or in your experiences in the clinic/hospital?
M: We know that this is not over, but what has been one important takeaway for you during this time?
CY: The main takeaway for me would be to remind myself that no matter how large and insurmountable the conflicts may seem, that our God is always stronger. When tasks and new restrictions seem to make it impossible for our clinic to survive and for our patients to be cared for, God always makes a way. In compliance with the shelter-in-place orders in the state of Pennsylvania, we have tried our best to reduce exposure and the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 to our patients and to do our part to flatten the curve. However, in order to continue serving our patients well, we have converted the majority of our follow up visits to telehealth visits, ensuring that our patients are cared for medically, emotionally and spiritually while also maintaining the productivity needed to continue our services.
Read more about Charles here.
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