I will NOT take patients home with me
Scrolling insta like you do when trying to avoid licensing of acne treatments, I found a girl with a disease awareness account as a suggested person to follow. Clicked on it, it’s a patient I did a meds rec on and had to phone her mum because she was on SO many IV meds at home I needed to confirm I wasn’t going mad. This poor girl has so many things wrong with her, which I knew, but I’ve just rudely reminded myself. It’s always the worst when it’s kids, I know I shouldn’t let myself get affected by my patients but there’s some that I’ll never forget their names because they’ve impacted me so much. MJ, MF, AK, JW and now LD, this post goes out to you.
How do you all leave your baggage at work and not think about your patients when you’re home?