A woman's powerful post on her Facebook page about the realities many nurses face has been praised widely online.
Laura McIntyre shared a photo of her sister in tears, which she said 'she would've hated', along with a lengthy and heartfelt post.
The message has been shared and liked hundreds of thousands of times, with Laura's story resonating with people across the globe.
"Caty just wrapped up her fourth shift in a row." her post began.
"That's around 53+ hours in four days. That's not including the 1.5 hours she's in the car each day. She is so good at what she does that she often forgets how to take care of herself, while she's taking care of her patients."
"This pic is from a night back in july where she came to my house after a particularly hard day. She delivered a stillborn. Have you guys ever really thought about what a labour & delivery nurse sees? They see great joy in smooth deliveries & healthy mums & babies. They see panic & anxiety when a new mum is scared. They see fear when a stat c-section is called. They see peace when the mom has support from her family - because not all new mums do."
"Caty (& all other nurses) - you are SPECIAL. you bless your patients & their families more than you will ever know. Thank you for all that you do."
You can read the message in full in the Facebook post below...