Despite an existing body of knowledge and experience with epidemics and other public health crises, the COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for health services not seen in recent generations. A considerable amount of new knowledge has been created by health professionals sharing their accounts and reflections.
This page provides personal accounts and advice from health professionals in the front line who have generously shared their experiences for others to learn. Please respect that the information contained in the material may not be peer reviewed, is often unedited by the presenters and, in some instances, is drawn from the lived experiences of people working under unprecedented crisis conditions. Their generosity of spirit is the first lesson.
Dr Roberto Cosentini is an old friend of St Emlyn’s who works in Bergamo, in Northern Italy. He is right at the heart of the recent Covid-19 outbreak. He kindly found an hour to record a podcast with us on his experiences.
Broadcast: March 14, 2020