Sick for 10 days or so, but since then I have been unbelievably tired. After school and clinicals all I wanted to do is sleep. So now it is catch-up mode for presentations and papers due.
But it made me think, why
don’t nurses get sick more often?
My sister the teacher
always says she gets sick from being around the kids, and granted kids can be like little Petri dishes of germs. And at the clinic patients often say they must have caught something at work. Maybe that is true.
But what other profession depends on a
business model that involves their staff having direct contact with sick, infectious
and injured people. Clinics and hospitals rely on and persuade the sick to
visit them. In fact they relish the various and obscure contagious diseases. Nurses
and healthcare professionals must be hardy, because we get exposed to this
daily. Next time I hear my sister talking about catching something at work I'll have to bite my tongue.