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More or less, the "morbid" jobs, doctors, paramedics, nurses, morticians/funeral directors, crime scenes, etc? How do you know you can handle the 'ick' factor? I mean, I've got an iron stomach when it comes to the goriest horror movies, but how do you know you can handle it in real life?

Asked By: miss addicted - 7/19/2011
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There's always trainings for such jobs before you start it hands on. If you can take the 'ick' factor you will surely know about it during your training. Just to test yourself before applying for anything just visit the Emergency & Trauma Center of your local hospital and see if you could stand it being there.
Answered By: James Greg - 7/20/2011
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I feel that in the course of your training you see enough pictures, video and on-hand training to get pretty jaded to the nasty stuff, and those who don't really won't last too long in the programs.
Answered By: Marko Polio - 7/20/2011
 
The "ick" factor will be the easiest part. It is the emotions and watching human suffering that can be hard especially as a nurse when you must care for someone wrecked with cancer pain where medications just won't resolve it. Or watching someone struggle for each breath dying which could take days or weeks. Consoling... More
Answered By: JoJo - 7/20/2011
 
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