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I owe you

I owe you

I remember… Kate, thanks for allowing me to partner with you and your family, in order to get you home again. Thank you for always being real with me, one charge nurse to another, one woman to another, one mother to another. Thank you for showing me […]

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My greatest teachers

My greatest teachers

I’m so grateful to all the people I’ve had the privilege to care for; my greatest teachers.

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You gave me the biggest gift

You gave me the biggest gift

I remember being so angry you were also dying – Mom just months ago and now you, Dad – how could you both leave me at such an early age. then I remember the kindness of the nurse – the doctors – the staff. And that is […]

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Remember life is short

Remember life is short

Caring for my family was the hardest “job” I had at their end of life, but I am forever grateful for the privilege of being there and the opportunity to share life moments, memories, joyful, and sorrow. It wasn’t easy, but somehow we made it, and accomplished […]

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Looking for ways she could make a difference

Looking for ways she could make a difference

Leslie’s generosity of spirit through her last days … looking for ways she could still make a difference and be remembered. I will always remember her.

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It is an honour and a privilege

It is an honour and a privilege

I have been asked many times how I could work at Hospice… because everyone dies – no one ever gets better. My answer is: It is an honour and a privilege to care and comfort someone in the last days of their lives. We help them to […]

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I held that mother in my arms

I held that mother in my arms

I remember taking a moment to offer a hug and tear for a grieving parent who’s child just died moments ago. I held that mother in my arms and felt every part of my heart extend to her for a moment, it was a real physical feelings. […]

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A client just wanting to see his garden

A client just wanting to see his garden

How important little things are at the end of life. A client bedridden for a long period of time at a young age, just wanting to see his garden. When we made arrangements to move him outdoors for only 10 minutes, it was such a moving experience. […]

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You were my first palliative patient

You were my first palliative patient

You were my first palliative patient. We discussed your symptoms and your pain but I failed to discuss what made you, you. On your last few days you had video games stacked next to your bed. I had no idea you were a gamer. By the time […]

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To the families that I have supported

To the families that I have supported

For all the clients I have helped in the journey of end of life. To my PSW staff that I have supported in this journey. To the families that I have and continue to support in the end of life journey.

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