There is conflict brewing in my patient's home, between his parents. Since they are not married, I think the mom is the one who can legally make decisions about this child's care.
My problem is that I am getting caught between them, and when I do, I experience an irrational anxiety. I feel like one or both parents are going to be angry, and maybe at me. Of course I don't want to loose my job. But it is deeper than that.
I think that family conflict is one of the challenges of this kind of nursing. How can I keep it in better perspective so that their problems, and the fallout, doesn't overwhelm me?