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Nurses unmasked: Reflections from the frontlines

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Reflections from the frontlines.

Transcript for Nurses unmasked.

On today's program, we are listening to nurses as they reflect on their experiences on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic. These are stories of uncertainty and fear, of anger and resilience, dedication, recovery, and camaraderie. But most of all these are stories about caregiving.

The readings that make up this episode are drawn from the book, Providence Nurses Inspire Hope through Healing: Reflections from the Frontlines of the COVID-19 Pandemic, edited by Hilary Alison, Katie Adams, Katie Grainger, and Hayley Pike. Our thanks to the editors and to all the nurse-contributors, including:

Syl Trepanier, SVP Chief Nursing Officer, Renton, Wash. • Shandria Dyer, Critical Care Nurse, Santa Rosa, Calif. • Nanny Rawlings, Nurse Navigator, Complex Care Management, Bainbridge Island, Wash. • Starr Salvatore, Clinic/Triage Nurse, Lacey, Wash. • Amanda Meyer, ICU Nurse, Spokane, Wash. • Ana Rocha, Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Santa Monica, Calif. • Ashlee Dowling, Senior Clinical Informatics Specialist & ICU Nurse, Missoula, Mont. • Lady Lou S. Sayson, Certified Registered Nurse, Lubbock, Texas • Christine Marshall, Emergency Care Center Nurse, Orange, Calif. • Jennifer Gentry, Chief Nursing Officer Central Division, Portland, Ore. •Illeana Bassoco-Barajas, Med Surgery Oncology Nurse, Fullerton, Calif.

The book from which these reflections are drawn is available to download or read online.


  • Shandria Dyer
  • Nanny Rawlings
  • Starr Salvatore
  • Amanda Meyer
  • Ana Rocha
  • Ashlee Dowling
  • Lady Lou S Sayson BSN RN-BC
  • Christine Marshall
  • Jennifer Gentry MSN RN
  • Syl Trepanier DNP


  • trauma
  • national nurses week
  • nurses
  • recovery from trauma
  • nursing
  • storytelling
  • narrative
  • reflections