Caring for a child with a chronic illness is never easy. But when you're a nurse, it means you're never really off the clock. Your skills, knowledge and patience are needed on the job-and even more so at home.
We talked to three nurses to find out how they cope with the challenge of caring for patients and their own child with a chronic medical issue. We learned that clinical skills are an asset. Nurses are trained to assess situations, ask questions, seek solutions and make tough decisions.
But when the patient lives in your home and in your heart, love is the glue that holds it altogether.