US medics are posting videos showing their devastated reaction to the ‘losing of patients’ in a new online trend – but critics are blasting them for ‘thinking their life is a movie’.
- Healthcare workers post their reactions to dying patients on TikTok
- The trend aims to highlight the mental health struggles faced by healthcare workers
- However, some videos have received backlash, with people labeling them “terrible.”
- Critics have slammed the doctors and nurses for “taking their life for a movie”
Doctors and nurses are taking part in a new trend on TikTok of healthcare professionals posting their devastated reactions to their patients’ deaths.
A nurse said “it never gets easier” after one of her patients died, while a vet pointed to high rates of professional suicide after “losing four patients to preventable things”.
Although the trend is designed to highlight the mental health issues facing healthcare workers across the US, some videos have received massive backlash.
Twitter users lashed out, calling her “terrible” and a “weird flex.” Others berated her for “taking her life for a movie”.
Registered Nurse Olivia Vanderford (left) said “it never gets easier” after “losing a patient”. Veterinary student Tramone’ Zy’yai Hester (right) filmed his reaction to the loss of four patients, with the student resting his head in his hands
Nurse Hale Simpson posted a video of herself crying after losing her first patient. She said, “I sat there and held her hand while they breathed their last.”
One social media user said: “I’m getting sick – this is the future we’re creating… the world really sucks.”
Another said: “People think their life is a movie.”
One user added, “If I die in your hospital, don’t use my death for clout on TikTok.”
Videos within the trend have been viewed tens of millions of times on the social media platform.
Twitter users have criticized the new TikTok trend of healthcare professionals posting reaction videos of their patients dying
Registered nurse Olivia Vanderford said “it never gets easier” after “losing a patient”.
More than 1.5 million people liked their video while 20,000 people commented on it.
One user poked fun at her reaction video, commenting, “First thing I’d do a TiTok too,” while another slammed her for having “no shame.”
However, others praised her strength and one viewer said her “dream is to work in a medical field but the idea of losing a patient scares me”.
Meanwhile, veterinary student Tramone’ Zy’yai Hester filmed his reaction to the loss of four patients, with the student resting his head in his hands.
He posted the clip on TikTok with the caption, “I love what I do and wouldn’t choose any other career path but this field has one of the highest suicide rates and we’re all blown away on a daily basis!”
Reaction to his video was mixed, with some praising him for caring for animals while others criticized “that spasmodic, staged reaction”.