I work as a Nursing Assistant at a Nursing home. My job consists of providing care for elderly individuals primarily assisting with all activities of daily living, such as dressing, grooming, washing, toileting, and even moving from place to place. I have seen a lot of things with this job. I have provided post mortem care for a man who I had known quite well before he passed. I was trusted with the honor of helping him on his final journey by helping to prepare his body for the morticians. Doing what I do has made me numb to the finality of death. Just three days ago I tried to comfort an elderly woman during her last few days of life. She could not speak, was in immeasurable pain but with a simple touch I got her attention and I saw in her eyes she was scared but also a light, a hope that she might soon venture to heaven and be reunited with those she loved. I come into work today to find that she had passed over the weekend. I shared a beautiful moment of peace at the end of that woman's life. Im still not entirely sure on how I should feel about it, doing things like this does not bother me in the least. I am more so bothered by the fact that it does not bother me?
Also I promise you, if you are at all disrespectful to myself, anyone who does my job, or the elderly patients in our care I will report you and do everything in my power to get you banned. This is a serious discussion and im looking for some input from different points of view and walks of life.