Seattle nurse describes burnout and abuse pushing many healthcare workers to their limits

While nurses toil to care for COVID-19 patients, they often face criticism and abuse on the job.

SEATTLE — Nurses in Seattle and nationwide feel pushed to the limit caring for patients during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Adding to the burnout is that nurses are often on the frontline of the public’s frustrations. 

“At first, there was a feeling of camaraderie and people really applauding health care workers,” said Sam Conley, a neuroscience acute care nurse at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. 

Conley, also a member of the SEIU Healthcare 1199NW nurses union, sat down with KING 5 to voice her concerns.

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