Is it okay to cry?Created by:
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The general population would think that nurses/doctors and other healthcare professionals are superheroes and are not entitled to any negative emotions. As a nurse, I have encountered several occassions which nearly made me cry and even made me cry. From saying goodbye to a patient whom I've looked after for years in a care home, got sad with a family who recently lost a loved one, cried because of a near miss incident and cried because a patient is in doubt of my abilities.
I understand we are health professionals and we shouldn't take things personally but as human as we are, there will be times when we can't just help it. Is it okay to cry?