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Healthcare workers said they've heard confessions ranging from murder, sexual encounters, serial killers and more. Every profession has its brand of horror stories of clients and customers, but it appears the healthcare workers working with elderly patients are the ones who've seen and heard it all. From murder confessions, sexual trysts, getting rid of abusive husbands, to serial killers, healthcare workers have heard it all. Elderly patients seeing out their final days are more likely to open up about their past as they tried to let go of their guilt. It all started with a tweet explaining how the nursing school doesn't really prepare healthcare workers to handle the stories of elderly patients. Nursing school doesn't prepare you for the of elderly patients who will casually confess to decades-old murders.

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Some of them even need counselling to overcome their embarrassment.

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For me, it is just human anatomy and I will do it professionally. The patient had asked for Jenny to lower the temperature of the air-conditioning in his ward. Jenny describes her colleague as young and sweet-looking.

To me, nursing is an honourable profession. Jenny adds that she would give her patients the benefit of the doubt when they tell her that they do not know how to do it themselves.

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It is common for patients to emotionally blackmail nurses, Jenny says. I later had a chat with the patient and told him to stop his calls and text messages to my colleague. They are also emotionally blackmailed and threatened.

She explains: "Some patients like to make nurses go out of their way to buy them their favourite food. So, to make my job easier, I would lightly touch the sensitive areas and quickly put it on for the patients," confesses Jenny.

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Then there are the male patients who abuse their needy positions to get the mobile phone s of pretty nurses. Your daily good stuff - AsiaOne stories delivered straight to your inbox. But there are some patients who take advantage of the kind nature of nurses and even abuse them. She noticed how the colleague was uneasy when attending to the particular male patient and asked her about it.

The modern-day Florence Nightingale constantly faces verbal and physical abuse. The patient died that night. And if the nurses don't get them the food, they will sulk.

Recently, Jenny found out that one of her junior nurses had been harassed by a male patient who would call and send her text messages every day. She acceded to the patient's request and gave extra blankets to those who shared the same ward.

It can get so bad that some of them need counselling, reveals Jenny, 37, a nurse at a hospital. If not, we will feel frustrated and vengeful, and ultimately get burned out and leave the job," she says.