It is healthy to grieve and reflect when a patient dies
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It is healthy to grieve and reflect when a patient dies

Clare Tinnion Community nurse

There should be no stigma attached to nurses who become emotional after a patient they cared for dies

In nursing, some stigma remains about feeling emotion. It can be perceived as not being unprofessional and too sensitive. During my training I even heard the question: ‘Why are you doing this job if you get upset?’

Primary Health Care. 29, 5, 12-12. doi: 10.7748/phc.29.5.12.s14

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