Work in Palliative Care is stressful, hectic, busy, unpredictable and very rewarding. We are front line to patient care, observing everything about our patients and relating any changes including personality, skin abrasions, changes in wounds etc. to our nurses. Sometimes the hardest part is not the patient but trying to help the families come to terms with their loved one's forseeable passing. There are supports in place if we feel overwhelmed and our nurses and our manager are very supportive of us.
I have learned a lot from my co-workers and the staff is co-operative and hard working. The most enjoyable part of this job is exercise session. I am having a very good time with the residents. There is always something to learn over there.