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Creating space to pause, reflect and share experiences with dying and death

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I feel her with me

I feel her with me

When I first began my career as a hospice physician, I worked with the most amazing social worker/ volunteer coordinator. She introduced our agency to therapeutic touch and the healing potential of harp played at the bedside of the dying. She went on to become a naturopathic […]

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It is a privilege

It is a privilege

After a 30 year nursing career in Critical Care I am honoured to accompany those who are experiencing a natural death. I am thankful for the peaceful environment of hospice and my superbly competent and compassionate colleagues. It is a privilege to help individuals and families to […]

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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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If not this

If not this

If not this, then what experience captures the essence of who we are and what  we share with one another?

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We all matter

We all matter

Some days, I feel like my contribution matters less because I’m not at the bedside – I work for hospice palliative care from afar – upon reflection, I’m realizing my job is to hold and share the stories of those holding the hands of their loved ones. […]

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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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I love what I do

I love what I do

Thank you to my clients, their families and my colleagues for helping me learn the art of hospice palliative care! I <3 what I do!!

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I felt so privileged

I felt so privileged

Caring for a coworker as she was dying. I felt so privileged that someone whom I had worked along side for many years would trust me enough to allow me to be a part of her final journey. Thank you Carol.

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