As a nursing student about to graduate in May, I feel that I have not been prepared for the hard parts of the job. One of these being dealing with death and grieving. How do I, and others I am sure, deal with the loss of a patient? What are some ideas or suggestions you have for coping with death and dying? I am interested in knowing the different areas of your nursing careers and the types of patients that die, and what it is you do to grieve and cope effectively?