I had my first clinical today at the nursing home. I was excited and nervous. Most of it was orientation, then we did an assessment... I assumed I would feel fine about that. I was terrified when we were set loose to do our assessment. I got through it, but my mind was a bit scrambled by the end. Tonight I just started crying... I felt so bad for these clients who have lost so much of their abilities and privacy and modesty. Due to privacy issues and all, you can't discuss things that happened or that you saw and I feel I have noone to talk to about how I am feeling or why.
Do others feel this way at the beginning? How did you deal with it?