Second oral history interview of Dr. Patrick Ockerse, conducted by Dr. Gretchen Case
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Ockerse, Patrick--Interviews; Coronavirus infections; Emergency physicians; Hospitals--Emergency services; University of Utah. University Hospital; COVID-19 (Disease)--Health aspects
University Hospital; University of Utah Community
Oral history interview of Dr. Patrick Ockerse, Emergency Physician at University of Utah Hospital. Interview was conducted by Dr. Gretchen Case, Chief of the Program in Medical Ethics and Humanities and Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics. Ockerse discusses changes in his work due to the availability of vaccines, and the new Omicron variant of the virus. He talks about issues of burnout and mental health for health care workers. He notes that he asks patients in the emergency room if they've been vaccinated and tries to answer their questions. He also discusses the impact of mask policies and political debates on health care workers.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
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