As you can see, that certain nurse is my role model (haha, kidding
I agree with Meriwhen. There have been patients that have pushed me over the limits - to the point that I have cried in the dirty utility closet or tried desperately to "zen and center myself" in the staff bathroom.I know the ones I struggle with the most (borderlines old enough to be my grandmother yet have the coping skills of a toddler, patients who tell me how to do my job, etc), and I advocate for rotating these difficult ones.
Exercise, video games, and my husband (
aww yiss) are the best de-stressors after a particularly bad evening!