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What part of your job do you think is the most challenging?

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Cheryl’s Answer

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The most challenging part of my job would be dealing with the family on a regular basis. Dealing with patients near the end of life when they have decided that it is time to give in and seeing family members push for those to continue fighting instead of going peacefully. Dealing with family that want updated every twenty minutes and all the family members call on a regular basis and want updates even within a few minutes of each other. Dealing with the families of dead or dying patients that want to blame the nurses, the doctors, and the hospital instead of learning to grieve during the dying process.

I can withstand the 12 hour days on my feet, I can deal with extended hours and long taxing physical concerns such as CPR, constant running from one room to the other. I can deal with the mental strain trying to find what is best for my patients. I can even deal with the long sleepless nights wondering what I missed if something happened.

What I cannot and I struggle with the most is telling family members that I don't have an update, and hearing them yell on the phone that I'm not doing my job. I struggle with the family members choosing to do medicine their own way, bringing in what they want and who they want even when it's not best for the patient. this has been the biggest struggle for me while working as a nurse. And in the medical field there will always be something different that gets people. Some people struggle with the smell or the look of Death. But I see that the family is really the hardest part because they want the answers then and there and they want the word that everything is going to be okay, even when we cannot give that to them.
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Ajay’s Answer

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I am a people manager and I think the most challenging part of my job is to change something. Most of the us wants to be in our comfort zone and resist if we try to implement something new without considering the big picture.
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