Will Stone

Will Stone appears in the following:

Patients Dying Fast, And Far From Family, Challenge Practice Of Palliative Care

Monday, May 04, 2020

For one family who lost both their mother and their father to the coronavirus, palliative care clinicians helped them face "the awful, awful truth."


Coronavirus Disrupts Hard Decisions About End-Of-Life Treatment

Thursday, April 30, 2020

The coronavirus means more people are dying alone in ICUs. Families are having to make abrupt decisions at a distance about terminal care. Palliative care specialists try to adapt.


Nurses Struggle For COVID-19 Protection, Survey Shows

Friday, April 24, 2020

A Service Employees International Union survey of over 1,000 front line nurses shows that more than 80% say they still don't have enough protective gear like masks, or adequate access to testing.


Coronavirus Nurses Ask An Ebola Veteran: Is It OK To Be Afraid?

Monday, April 13, 2020

Nothing could have prepared Martha Phillips for her work with Ebola patients in West Africa. Now she is sharing advice with nurses in the U.S. as they tend to those stricken with COVID-19.


What An ER Nurse Learned From Ebola Outbreak And Now COVID-19

Monday, April 13, 2020

An American nurse who worked during Africa's Ebola outbreak compares that experience to treating coronavirus patients in a U.S. ER. One difference: she had better protective gear in the Ebola clinic.


'It's Like Walking Into Chernobyl,' One Doctor Says Of Her Emergency Room

Thursday, April 09, 2020

Some health care workers say they're exhausted and burning out from the stress of treating a stream of critically ill patients in an increasingly overstretched health care system.


Health Care Workers Confront Equipment Shortages, Infection Threat, Emotional Stress

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Nurses and residents are confronting shortages of personal protective equipment and are being told to return to work soon after falling ill themselves. They worry they could make their patients sick.


As Coronavirus Strains Hospitals, Cancer Patients Face Treatment Delays, Uncertainty

Thursday, April 02, 2020

As hospitals are forced to delay or cancel certain medical procedures so they can focus resources on treatment of COVID-19, it's disrupting ongoing care for people with other serious illnesses.


Why Lupus Patients Find Hydroxychloroquine In Short Supply

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

A drug being investigated as a possible COVID-19 treatment is being snapped up, and lupus patients who depend on it to stay healthy are having trouble finding it.


With Hospitals Strained, Some Cancer Patients Face Delays In Treatment

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Cancer patients are facing delays in treatment as hospitals and doctors focus their efforts on fighting the coronavirus.


Under Financial Strain, Community Health Centers Ramp Up For Coronavirus Response

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Community clinics that serve low-income patients are rapidly changing their model of care to deal with the realities of the pandemic.


Seattle Nurses Scrounge For Masks To Stay Safe On Pandemic's Front Lines

Friday, March 20, 2020

The first U.S cluster of coronavirus cases began in the Seattle area, and the case count is growing. Now nurses face shortages of protective gear, and confusion and fear about how to stay safe.


Seattle Nurses See The Growing Coronavirus Pandemic Up Close

Thursday, March 19, 2020

For weeks, Seattle nurses have been treating COVID-19 patients. They are confused and don't believe their hospitals are prepared. Nurses are collecting masks online and in neighborhoods.


Coronavirus Hit This Long-Term Care Facility Hard, But Moving Residents Isn't Easy

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Family members of residents at Life Care Center outside Seattle where as many as 25 people have died, are anxiously watching their loved ones, infected with coronavirus, linger at the facility.


U.S. Coronavirus Cases Are Reported Coast To Coast

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

New York has implemented a containment zone around New Rochelle, where coronavirus cases have been diagnosed. In Washington state, employees at 10 long-term care facilities have tested positive.


First Responders Are 'Trying To Stay Ahead' Of Coronavirus

Friday, March 06, 2020

Emergency service workers on the frontlines of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak are learning as they go how to keep their communities — and themselves — safe.


State Officials, First Responders In Washington Take Coronavirus Precautions

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Washington state has issued new public health guidance regarding the coronavirus — including that people at higher risk of illness stay home and away from large groups of people.


Coronavirus Tests States' Under-Funded Public Health Systems

Monday, March 02, 2020

"Tip of the iceberg," is how one doctor working on the coronavirus outbreak in Washington state described the new cases. Public health agencies believe more will be confirmed as testing picks up.


They Fell In Love Helping Drug Users. But Fear Kept Him From Helping Himself

Monday, February 24, 2020

Sarah and Andy were in love and also advocates, determined to keep drug users from dying. But when his own addiction reemerged, Andy's fear of returning to prison kept him from the best treatment.


Response To 1st Coronavirus Case In Washington State Draws On Lessons From Measles

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

In Washington, the local health care system is on high alert after the first case of Wuhan coronavirus was confirmed there last week. But it knows how to respond, thanks to recent measles outbreaks.