Nursing is a stressful job and more so perhaps in a unit were there are few sucesses.
Pros: dealing on a daily basis with incurable disease.
Cons: helping those that cannot help themselves.
Arrive at 6:30 and assist with organization of meds. Assist those who cannot eat on their own, wash or dress on their own and attend bathroom needs. Clean various areas and prepare for family to arrive for visits. Various duties that are required (confidential).
Attend daily meetings on progress and further treatment.
The management was for me, the doctor and he was efficient, loving and caring. He cried when he was able to release a patient. We all did.
The nurses and staff were excellent. They knew the difficulty the patients and their family and staff were experiencing and put in a great team effort.
The hardest part was the difficulty of seeing the patients deteriorate.
The most enjoyable part was seeing the one patient who was released and we were so happy we all cried, great day.