Hello DxD community! I’m Samantha Yap. I’ll be replying to all your comments on Wednesday, 31 October 2018.
Some of you may remember me from my article where I busted 15 myths about nurses in Singapore here.
Background: I am registered nurse in Singapore and I specialise in taking care of old people. I often call myself a 'highly paid, glorified shit cleaner.' People often perceive it to be a “lowly” job where it doesn’t require much brains, and it's far from the truth! We actually have to study as much as doctors. We spend the most time with patients, so we need to be well-versed in medical facts so that we can alert the doctor if there are any abnormalities.
Being a nurse is really tough, but I still love it because I am very passionate about taking care of the elderly. Through this AMA, I hope to be able to shed light and give recognition to the good work that nurses do.
Leave a comment below asking me anything about being a nurse in Singapore, e.g. :
- Why I, or any local would want to be in nursing
- How is a day in the ward exactly
- Should you choose nursing
- How is nursing a geriatric patient like
- What are the challenges faced when nursing patients with dementia
- How to deal with difficult patients and family members
- Do I get physically abused and if I do, what should I do
- Am I already apathetic to dying or the deceased
- Are there really ghost in hospitals
- Cute doctors in Singapore (ok just kidding)