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'What amazing things have you witnessed while on placement?'


Whilst working as a HCA in a palliative oncology setting before starting my training, I was about to assist a patient with a bed bath when she had a stroke right in front of me. Another time, I was actually in the room when a lady in her 30's passed away after a long and painful battle with cancer. Whilst neither of these were enjoyable, they were both truly amazing, and I feel privaledged to have been able to care for them at such a vulnerable time in their lives. The memories of both experiences will stay with me forever, remind me of the fragility of human life, the power of nature, and help me to put things into perspective when I am struggling. After all, birth and ultimately death are the only inevitable things in life. The opportunity to be able to holistically care for another life at it's most vulnerable is a truly amazing experience in itself.

Posted date

28 May, 2012

Posted time

7:04 pm