How to cope when you become too emotionally involved

 blog imageYou stand at the doorway and watch your patient’s chest rise and fall. All around him, his family is crying. They are standing there, looking at you, waiting for you to tell them what the doctor said. You don’t want to break their hearts, but you can feel your heart breaking inside of you. How many times has this patient come to this hospital? How many time have you had the opportunity – no, the honour – of taking care of him and his family for the day? You have looked at family pictures on the wall. You know all about his prized Pekinese at home that he hasn’t seen in eight months because of his illness. You know it all, and now… now…

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