Nurse Answers: Is Your Job Depressing?

ANGEE KILMER, BSN, RN-BC
Thursday, May 23, 2019


People often ask oncology nurses, "Isn't your job depressing?" Angee Kilmer, BSN, RN-BC, nursing supervisor of radiation oncology for the University of Kansas Cancer Centers and contributor for Oncology Nursing News, doesn't think so. 

Kilmer said that she heard the same question when she worked in transplant. Now, the radiation oncology nurse explained that patients with cancer are extremely kind and grateful, despite the difficult treatments that they are often going through. Being an oncology nurse opened her eyes to how loved ones can rally around a patient, and she said that she sees "real, down-to-Earth humanity" in what she does. 


 

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