Im somewhat in a situation that I would like some advice on
And Im asking for the skill and knowledge of those that will possibly have some advice.....
I have a great friend that was involved in an accident which has through a multiple of incidences has taken both of her legs below the knees. This has gone over a period of time of 3 yrs. She is a RN with a speciality of ICU, also a Union Vice President, shopstewart and negotiator,and a member of a PPC(professional preformance committee. For the past 3 yrs she has gone through the trauma of loosing her leg at the accident itself and then through a bout of multiple infections lost the other leg this past December. During the time after the accident she recovered and worked as a subsitute teacher and clinical skills lab instructor. However since the last amputation she has become somewhat dispondant with her options of how to contiue her career as a Nurse. What possiblities does she have to contiue in her dream as a nurse? I was thinking possibly being a recruiter and working from home? But Im not sure exactly how that process is done.... I am up for any ideas I hate the thought of such a mind that is so jammed with knowledge and compassion to sit and go to the wayside. Im beging for any help or information on this matter , this person is as dear to me and she is the inspiration of many in her area but is too proud to allow others to see that she is slipping into a depression from all that has occured to her. So Im asking for any help and any ideas that she could do to contiue her dream.
Jan 20, '03
I agree with those opinions expressed regarding your friend's progression through the grief process. While it's important to encourage her that there will be other career options for her when she is ready, what she needs now is support to work through her losses and heal emotionally as well as physically. Depression is a common occurrence following losses like hers. I wish you and her the best...keep being a good friend and make yourself available to listen and care, and encourage her to find a good counselor/doc if you sense she needs it.
Last edit by mattsmom81 on Jan 20, '03