Can you advise this student nurse?
“I’ve just finished a placement in A&E and am struggling to come to terms with it…
“I witnessed two sudden deaths while there and without going into details, both were shocking and unexpected.
“I used to be really confident and not really fazed by anything but this has really knocked me. I’ve never known anyone die but thought of it as a natural part of life and didn’t think it would be affect me so much. But I’m struggling to sleep and keep thinking about those poor people and what they went through.
“I desperately don’t want to go back to uni in January. Even though I’m going to be on a different placement I’m so worried about people dying.
“Is this normal?! How can I regain my confidence? Or am I just not cut out for nursing if I can’t handle death?”
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