The Volume of Silence
This podcast, created by Johnson & Johnson and the American Nurses Association, focuses on a courageous group of Nurses and their efforts to educate the public
COVID-19 The Nurse Response: The Volume of Silence (May 15, 2020) Running time 10:14
During this pandemic, communities across the globe have experienced extraordinary social solidarity with the prevailing sentiment of ‘we are in this together’. While we’ve come together for mutual support and understanding in small and extraordinary ways, there are a few who believe the necessary public health measures are too lengthy and too broad. And in some parts of the US, they’ve taken to the streets to protest mandatory shelter-in-place orders that have closed non-essential parts of our economies. The loudest voices in the midst of these debates and protests were the nurses who stood silently in solidarity for their patients who could not join the conversation. In Arizona, nurses Jade Juriansz, Jasmin Bhatti, and Brittany Schilling participated in a counter protest to provide facts about what is happening with COVID-19 on the frontlines. Although silent, these nurses’ presence and motivation resounded around the world. In this episode we get to hear the motivations of this courageous group who made a commitment to educate the public and share the facts, and the health risks—a true example of 'meeting people where they are'.
Additional resources and background information –
Hold your Pen Torches High by Molly Case- a poem for all nurses and midwives in England on International Nurse’s Day 2020
SEE YOU NOW gives listeners access to meaningful conversations with the nurses at the forefront of health care and innovation; those developing new devices, processes, protocols, and ways to treat for infection prevention, infant health, maternal mortality, palliative care, and so much more. This podcast was created in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson and the American Nurses Association.