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I was able to just be there with them

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I was able to just be there with them

I had a patient on our palliative care unit who was completely comfortable and it was the last few minutes of her life. It was late at night and just me and her daughter there. My “medical” nursing role was done and I was able to just be there with them and be present as this woman died and her daughter said the rosary prayer. It was the first time I felt truly present for a death. Being a witness.

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