It’s a subject that isn’t often talked about. As much as fire/police/EMS want to be recognized for what we go through in the line of duty, nurses and hospital staff are still falling to the wayside.
I’ve had many conversations on this topic lately, and it occurred to me that no matter which of my demons pop up, no matter which moment, there was usually an ER team involved. As much as fire/EMS/police see, we all have an advantage: We can generally find a quiet place to go, whether it’s a car, ambulance, gym. Nurses don’t get that option. If something happens with a patient, they are forced to just “suck it up” and move on to the next one. They even deal with families after the fact.
This will definitely be a subject that gets more discussion in the future, but for now, let’s all take a moment to think about the people we bring our problems to. Let’s realize that, like us, they are merely people. People that have the same hang ups we have.
Nurses, doctors, techs… we will always have your back. If you ever need anything, as always, let’s take a walk.