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Your eyes widened

Your eyes widened

Dad, you lay in a hospice bed, restless, confused at most times, picking things in the air, fighting for breath as your lungs filled up — your eyes widened when your two youngest walked in the room. It took a moment of coughing and rambling – as […]

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An intimate moment

An intimate moment

I would like to reflect on my experience in working at Hospice and being able to help others on their end of life journey. Such an intimate moment! Really has helped me become a real person and to accept people for who they are. Realize life is short […]

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Relieving fear

Relieving fear

To be with a loved one at end of life To support a loved one who is with a loved one at end of life Transferring knowledge Relieving fear Saying goodbye Palliative Care Nursing

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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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Something sad and beautiful

Something sad and beautiful

I was such a young, and naive social worker when I experienced my first death – Debbie – I was just 22 yrs. old at the time. I remember her actively dying in her bed. She had been fighting with her dad over many years, but he […]

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It was a party of sorts

It was a party of sorts

My father died within 3 months of his diagnosis. I was working in the next province (this one) and took Bearskin Airlines every week or 2 to see him. I left for work 2 days before he died, and didn’t see him alive again. Everybody else did; […]

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I still miss you

I still miss you

My dearest, I still miss you. So many happy memories to keep me going. Your time at the hospice was so special, that first day I took you there (very hard for me) you relaxed. The staff were so kind, the place such a comfort. Love to […]

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I tried my best to take care of you

I tried my best to take care of you

I Love you Dad! I was by your side when you departed. I tried my best to take care of you. I did. I also wish there was a hospice in my former country and trained volunteers would have given him more comfort. I wish I was […]

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He is missed

He is missed

Is of my beautiful brother who was in a wonderful hospice. He was cared for as well as any loved one could have been. His name was Lachlan. He is missed.

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It is a great honour

It is a great honour

I had the honour and privilege to care for a client and her family through the dying process. She was transferred to hospice as her symptoms increased. I was recently notified by her daughter she had passed away. At her viewing her daughter said to me she […]

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