I’ve been a nurse for seventeen years. The first 16 of those years was in labor and delivery. I recently started working in a ltc setting. I had my first death about a month after starting. I cried like a baby. I felt bad about my reaction, but since then I have decided that caring for your patients is what drives us to become nurses to begin with. I agree that if it inhibits your personal wellbeing, maybe another area would be better. Otherwise, don’t ever let anyone negate your very real feelings and emotions!!