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Neonatal Nursing – Highs and Lows

by Angela Stevens on October 26, 2009

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Working in the mental health field with children, I have come to realize that any work with children who are ill is quite stressful on the caregivers. Doctors, nurses, healthcare staff, and mental health staff all have stressful jobs to begin with, but when that profession focuses exclusively on children, it seems the stress factor increases exponentially.

sunbelt-neonatal-nursing-highs-lowsWhile working with children, I have made numerous friends in the medical field who specialize in pediatrics. One lady in particular stands out – Debbie. For many years, she was a neonatal nurse before she began working with me to help older children. Over lunch or coffee, she would often tell me about some of the highs and lows of being a neonatal nurse.

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