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Student voice: Helping people through their darkest hours

Comforting distressed parents was a privilege that student Emma Cowen will never forget
Emma_Cowen

Comforting distressed parents was a privilege that student Emma Cowen will never forget

On my last placement I met two wonderful parents who were in the most frightening situation parents can find themselves in. Their baby had become extremely unwell and they had taken him to the emergency department. The baby had then been rushed into resus and then theatre, and was about to be transferred to another hospital.

I had worked as a healthcare assistant in the same department, and had become worried that I would revert to my old role and miss out on learning opportunities. However, I was lucky to be surrounded by a supportive team and I was given an opportunity to go to theatre with the baby, and then to wait for news with the parents.

Sitting with them while we waited to hear about their baby’s condition was one of

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