That's a really good question @gina-RO and one I couldn't really answer until after the first time I'd lost a patient I was close to.
How do you look after yourself while doing this work?
I spoke with some of the nurses I worked alongside in the hospital and they taught me something I'll never forget. It's been really helpful but may sound a little hard for some people to grasp. They told me that, in order to not "burn out" I have to be able to seperate myself from the patients and have good boundaries. It doesn't mean you can't have fun and be friends with patients, just realise the "possibilities" as early as you can. It's sad, but I just have to accept that some patients won't make it, and be prepared. Sorry, that's not really a nice way to end our discussion. On a lighter side, in the hospital there are so many more happy stories than sad. And we have a lot of fun. There's a lot of laughing going on
What is your favourite genre of music?
That's a tricky one, but I've written a lot of electronic music in my life, though I love most genres and songs that have an original element to them.