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Should I take difficult clients?

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Should I take difficult clients?

I`m pretty new to caregiving, this is my first year. Planing on going into nursing eventually. My current client that I have now, its like I’m always walking on eggshells. Not to mention she says racist comments sometimes. She can be very rude as well. What I`m wondering is, should I put up with it? She’s called me stupid before and I just laughed and said thank you. I know I am going to encounter a lot of difficult clients in the medical field in the future, is this something I should just suck up? Or should I not put myself through this? She’s gone through so many caregivers already, which should explain her in itself. I don’t know what to do, I feel like on one hand I should learn to put up with it, but on the other hand, I don’t want my mental health to decline, I am prone to depression, and have read that caregiving can cause great stress, or a “burnout.” Please looking for some advice, I’m lost.

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The rudeness would happen in a nursing setting but no one says you HAVE to accept it. Personally Id tell her you are considering  dropping her as a client and tell her why. If shes any kind f reasonable mayeb she would 'get t'. Is it a situation you chat with her family at all? Could they intervene to get her to realize she is being unreasonable?