The Myth of the Healthcare Hero | Dr. Jasmine Marcelin | TEDxOmaha

Dr. Jasmine Marcelin is one of the Healthcare Heroes who are working on the frontline of COVID-19. While the medical workers are really heroic, Dr. Marceline points out they are doing what they do everyday. However, after a year of the pandemic, they are exhausted, decimated by the pandemic, and their emotional and energy bank is running on empty. Her talk highlights the critical role that many other frontline workers are playing and the often-devastating impact COVID has taken on these unsung heroes. While the gift cards and free meals are generous and thoughtful, what is more impactful is everyone stepping up and playing their part to combat COVID-19, reduce the spread, and reduce the punishing emotional and physical toil faced by health care workers and others on the frontline. Now is the time for everyone to be heroic. There is a role that each member of the public can play, to prevent the spread of the virus and really show appreciation of other frontline workers. Dr. Jasmine R. Marcelin is an Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases, Co-Director of Digital Innovation & Social Media Strategy for the Division of Infectious Diseases, Associate Medical Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship & Associate Program Director of the University of Nebraska Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency.
Born in Dominica, she earned her medical degree from American University of Antigua College of Medicine & completed Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases training at Mayo Clinic.
A fierce advocate for health equity and justice for patients and the community, and a champion for justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in healthcare and Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), and youngest member ever elected to the IDSA Board of Directors. A founding member of the IDSA Inclusion, Diversity, Access & Equity Taskforce, playing a pivotal role in developing and maintaining principles of Inclusion, Diversity, Access & Equity in IDSA. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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