Death and the dying patient, what experiences do you have? - page 3
by madwife2002 8,967 Views | 20 Comments Senior Moderator
My greatest fear as a new student nurse was how was I going to cope when I saw my first dead person? I had never even had a relative who had died nor been to many funerals. In the UK we donít really have open coffins or... Read More
- 2Jan 25, '13 by OCNRN63The first time I saw someone who had died was when I was a senior in nursing school in my ED rotation. One day someone came by and asked if any of the students wanted to go to the morgue because an autopsy was being done. I went; all I remember is the woman was frail, elderly...and that's it.
I saw lots of deaths when I worked in hospice. The only time I had a family member "freak out" was when a patient's granddaughter threw herself on the corpse and refused to get off.