“I’ve seen so many dedicated people moving mountains to make changes to policy and practice, adapt to a constantly changing set of circumstances, and provide the care that folks need.”
"I’m the librarian at Chilliwack General Hospital. Being a health librarian in the time of COVID-19 is challenging, not only because of the adaptations we’ve had to make to our physical library spaces, but to the way we’ve had to adapt to keep serving our clients. Library Services (among other things) provides literature searching and retrieval services, which allow our clinicians to make evidence-based practice decisions. COVID-19 hasn’t changed this work, but the information environment around COVID-19 adds new, unexpected challenges. There are new questions and new information about COVID-19 almost every day, and filtering through that noise to provide the best information for clinicians is a challenge (especially in cases where the information is not yet complete), and one that needs to be met with both the speed and precision that our clients deserve.
During all this, I’ve done work for people all over Fraser Health, and watching them during this time has been inspiring. I’ve seen so many dedicated people moving mountains to make changes to policy and practice, adapt to a constantly changing set of circumstances, and provide the care that folks need. It’s not always easy to support the staff in these endeavors, but it’s always, always worthwhile."