10/27/2014 10:57 am ET

WATCH: Nurses Speak Out About Treating The First Ebola Patient Diagnosed In The U.S.

There's been a great deal of criticism of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas' handling of the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S.

But the nurses who cared for patient Thomas Eric Duncan, who died Oct. 8, tell a moving story of what providing care was really like.

In an Oct. 26 episode of "60 Minutes," correspondent Scott Pelley sat down with four of the nurses who cared for Duncan from the time he first entered the emergency room up until the day he died.

The nurses were working up to 18 hours a day, rotating through two-hour shifts in Duncan's room. "And we held his hand and talked to him and comforted him because his family couldn't be there," John Mulligan says in the clip above. "He was glad someone wasn't afraid to take care of him. And we weren't."

For more from the episode, watch the clip above.



Ebola In The U.S.