‘Faces of Caring’ Need Our Support, Now and Always
By Jennifer Moore Ballentine
This month, in line with National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, we are celebrating Faces of Caring. In our social media and email communications, we’ve highlighted just a few of our inspiring students and outstanding faculty. Faces of Caring are everywhere—especially in this time of extreme stress and ongoing crisis.
These days, the Faces of Caring I see are either bobbling in Zoom frames or swathed in masks–the blue pleated surgical style or made of festive fabric or displaying sassy slogans. Their noses, chins, and ears are rubbed raw, foreheads dented, and spirits holding but assailed. They are physicians and housekeepers, nurse aides and nurses, social workers and therapists, food prep workers and chaplains, physician assistants and records clerks. They are all genders, all ages, all races. They are all essential.