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Does being a emergency room nurse affect your mental health??

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Constance’s Answer

It absolutely does, any any ER nurse that says it doesn't hasn't been doing it very long or is lying either to you or themselves. I have worked as an EMT, a paramedic, a CNA in the ER and as an ER nurse over the last 17 years, you can't see the things we see and not be affected by it.
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Michael’s Answer

No! I have friends who have worked in ER for a good number of years, the interesting fact is that they are used to the many terrible & horrible cases brought to the ER.
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Michael’s Answer

No! I have friends who have worked in ER for a good number of years, the interesting fact is that they are used to the many terrible & horrible cases brought to the ER.
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Mia’s Answer

The ER is fast paced and intense, although there are times when it is calm. You need to be ready for the storm though. All care giving ie nursing, can affect your mental health.
One must be compassionate and a tune to the patient, but be able to separate at the end of work. This will fluctuate day to day of course, but generally, I believe, you have to leave work behind. Cry, vent for a bit, and then get in with your living.
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