While medical workers face difficult situations frequently on the job, there are some emergency situations that can be especially tough to handle.

As a nurse, you may find that there are patients and medical emergencies that hit you harder than others, especially if they have a tragic outcome. It is okay to feel stressed out, emotional, and sad. Losing a patient can be tough, and it’s normal to feel upset.

Talking it through with coworkers can be helpful. Take the time to decompress after an emergency, even if it’s just for a few moments in the break room.

Nursing can be very demanding, but facing your feelings is better than letting emotions build up over time.