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BY Brooke Spacek

I’ve always been interested in critical care nursing. I find the complexity of caring for patients on the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) invigorating. So many variables need to be considered before every decision — if you choose X, then it could cause Y, and then Z might be an issue, too.

But I also love being able to relieve some of our patients’ suffering and bring emotional comfort to them and their families. That’s why the coronavirus...

MD Anderson COVID-19 ICU nurse Brooke Spacek poses in the hallway, wearing a mask