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On a first-year placement, I helped to care for a woman with terminal cancer. She was in the final stages of the disease and, although she was aware of her diagnosis, she had not been told how long she had left to live.
This reminded me of my mother, who was also hospitalised before she died of cancer. I was scared of my feelings when caring for the woman on my placement, and how it could affect my practice.