Pediatric Nursing Question!!!! - page 2
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Hi Nurses!! I am a student working as a nurses aid at a pediatric hospital. I am in LOVE with my job. My patients and my coworkers are phenomenal! Whenever I discuss my job with non-medical friends and family, EVERYONES... Read More
- 0Sep 5, '11 by Sehille4774It can be sad for some....But it can be very rewarding to provide comfort and knowledge to the patients and their families.....and especially if you know the patient for awhile, I think it is exciting to watch them progress!
It is more emotionally devastating to the families of children with profound illness/injuries which can be difficult. I sort of think that the skills it takes to deal with those issues with an adult, is just about the same for a child.
Lots of times the children themselves dont suffer emotionally like an adult would...and for me I find comfort in that. A younger child won't comprehend what a profound illness means to them and have that sense of loss and depression that an adult pt with a life and a job and friends/family would experience.