Due to being pregnant, I have been strongly advised by the NHS, government and health guidance to avoid patient face-to-face contact for the foreseeable future. Although initially, I was distraught at the prospect of not interacting with my colleagues, my work routines that allow the outworking of my professional identity, and above all having my […]

Hearing messages of, ‘wash your hands’, ‘don’t leave the house’, ‘disinfect all surfaces’ and ‘the world has become a dangerous place’, have become the norm in our current pandemic. But what if these messages were already an internal liturgy that individuals faced? What if the existing unfounded fears of dirt, mess and infection and intrusive […]