Losing patients - does it get easier? - page 2
I am still in nursing school right now, but I'm doing my clinical rotation in oncology and the patient I took care of this week died. Not while I was there, but I saw the obituary while I was... Read More
Jul 18, '07I am an OCN and a cancer survivor. After 10 years in oncology I've learned that every nurse has at least one story to tell of an experience with a dying patient. I could recount hundreds from my work in AIDS care before I entered Oncology.
It is difficult to face one's own mortality and we come very close to it through our patients. Tell your story to an experienced coworker who is a good listener.