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


Anonymous | 28-May-2012 7:04 pm you write an excellent post. After a long career I realise that in hospital you see patients who are sick without having seen them beforehand when they are well and it is the situation that one accepts in one's job of caring for them. It wasn't until my Mum died suddenly and at an unexpected moment in front of my eyes I realised how truly fragile life can be and how it can be drained out of somebody in a matter of seconds. Here with you one minute, and gone never to return the next. I have never again looked at anybody's life, and especially my own, in the same light after such an experience but it is strange that many patients who look as though they cannot survive may suddenly bounce back and yet some who seem to have a relatively good chance of survival can so suddenly pass away which is why through so many experiences I am opposed to the 'end of life' label until the very last two to three hours when it appears inevitable.

Posted date

28 May, 2012

Posted time

7:58 pm