Burn Down the “Healthcare Hero” Ideal

Stop calling healthcare workers “heroes”. Too many of us have gone unsaved.

Marquisele Mercedes
BeingWell

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Credit: Mike Luckovich

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a resurgence of admiration for the healthcare workers who are faced with overcrowded hospitals, scarcity of personal protection equipment, and just generally unsafe working conditions. It seems natural that the “healthcare hero” ideal would…

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