I started working at a trauma center ICU. I see a sweet old lady coming from a hard day's work in a substandard working condition get run over by a public bus. She is not making any progress, i.e., not following commands, develop ARDS, and it's been 3 weeks. Meanwhile, the guy next door is a drug addict who develops a SAH and make it okay. How do you deal with seeing the core life's unfairness? What helps you keep going when you realize this: no matter how hard you live your life the right/good way, you could end up disabled, paralyzed? How about seeing people who do drugs, rapists, child molesters, murderers, thieves, and robbers end up making it. i strive to provide good care for patients no matter if they were drug users or a hard working single mother. but it does "get to me" eventually. i am human after all.
Thanks in advance