“Just Doing My Job”

This morning I was informed one of my patients, and their family, was ready for a terminal wean. Basically, they were ready to withdraw interventions that may prolong an otherwise natural passing while providing patient comfort through medication. After report, the reality of the situation hit me... Today I was going to help this patient … Continue reading “Just Doing My Job”

Thick Skin, Strong Heart

A nurse's schedule is deceiving. Only working three days a week. Granted, they are three 12-hour shifts, but still. Only three days. A lot happens in those three days. Heck, a lot happens in twelve hours. My last shift was emotionally draining. I experienced polar opposite patient encounters depending on which room I walked into. … Continue reading Thick Skin, Strong Heart