Do you have any advice for this student nurse?
“I’m a second year children’s branch nursing student.
“The other day a little boy died on placement and it was the most horrific experience of my life. If it was horrific for me then I can’t even imagine what his family are going through.
“I’ve always been sensitive and it’s always worried me that I get too upset about patients but this is more than that. I can’t stop crying and don’t think I can carry on with the course.
“Should I drop out? It’s not that I don’t want to help patients, I just think that maybe I care too much and am not emotionally strong enough for this career.”
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