Healthcare worker risk


As a hospital rehab therapist, my work involves getting acute care patients up out of bed and mobilizing. I am doing transfers and assisting with bed mobility which necessitates being right in peoples faces. Many patients are elderly and hard of hearing so I have to be up close to communicate if they aren’t able to process written directions due to their stroke or if they are confused from medications being taken to stabilize their condition. I want to be a brave helper to the community in this time of the pandemic but I also feel like I am being put at risk and that is scary. Currently the policy is if rehab services are halted they will use us in other ways so no matter what I will continue to have to work in the hospital . I am curious how other SCS in my situation are finding calm. Am I being self centered? I would love a few models to help me please. ❤️