• Question: Is it difficult seeing people ill around you?

    Asked by Madison to Ali on 8 Nov 2017.
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      Ali Blatcher answered on 8 Nov 2017:


      It is extremely difficult seeing ill people around me everyday, especially when your work is stretched so much that you sometimes don’t have as much time to deal with them as you need to.

      I deal with a lot of elderly people who are at the end of their life, and I think what helps with this is an acceptance that we are all human and that death is natural.

      You do also sometimes see people improve and leave hospital and this is a rewarding feeling.

      Thanks for your question,