Nurse posts crying TikTok after patient dies, sparks outrage for 'exploiting'
New York Post
A nurse has received widespread criticism over a TikTok she posted of herself getting emotional after one of her patients passed away.
In the since-deleted video, Olivia Tyler (@olivia_tylerr33) can be seen in her scrubs as she attempted to compose herself with hands resting on her forehead as she paced in what looks to be a hospital corridor.
"Lost a patient today," the tearful nurse wrote in the on-screen text caption, Olivia then leaned against the wall and removed her face mask and looked down at the floor as leaned her hands on her legs for support while she took in some deep breaths.
"Shake [it] off, you have 5 more hours," the text then appeared as Olivia straights up and leans against the wall.
During the footage, the emotive song Unstoppable by Sia played with the lyrics: "I put my armour on, show you how strong I am. I put my armour on, I’ll show you that I am. I’m unstoppable.”
Olivia has since removed the video, and her account has disappeared due to the backlash she received from what she posted.
Though the TikTok still appears on duets, as fellow TikTokers ripped into Olivia's video.
TikToker Luke Cook (@thelukecook) roasted Olivia by pretending to be the work colleague who filmed her emotional video. Dressed up in scrubs, as he handed the phone back and said: "Nice, yeah put some emotional music over that you got a viral hit on your hands."
\u201cAs a nurse for 7 years, no one death would drive me to receive attention on the internet. However, as a mental health provider be aware of narcissistic people because they exist in every field of work.\u201d
\u201c@ateenyalien What is wrong with showing the realness of what people do in the medical field? She is not giving patient info. People who do not work in the field, do not grasp the realities. Is she doing a vid everytime someone passes away? It's ok for other professions to post their hardships\u201d
\u201c@ateenyalien Everyone is calling this cringe etc, but I don't feel like it's automatically performative or whatever. I'm sure it's hard to lose a patient. And I've taken selfies while crying my eyes out. Sometimes you just wanna feel seen when you're going through it.\u201d