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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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Home is always better

Home is always better

Dear Dad, I want to thank you for allowing us, your family, to care for you at what we didn’t understand then, was your end of life journey. We struggled watching you struggle to breathe and watching you retreat from us as you curled up in the […]

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You are at peace now

You are at peace now

To Heather: Your path of death was not perfect but I was there for you. I felt the Health Care system could have done more for you but I had to realize it was your journey. You are at peace now.

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My Dad asked “Am I going to make it”

My Dad asked “Am I going to make it”

Speaking to my Dad about his dying never would have come has I not been employed at hospice. My Dad told me in our conversation “I am not afraid to die but I sure will miss life.” My Dad died in hospital under not so nice conditions. […]

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Her death changed the way I look at living and dying

Her death changed the way I look at living and dying

My wife’s death was the single most defining moment in my life. I was with her in the hospital at the moment she passed away and this changed how I look at living, and dying. In a society that keeps on putting off the discussion till it’s […]

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We sat on the bed in the living room

We sat on the bed in the living room

I remember the bed the living room, I am glad it was there for all of us. The place you had spend your last couple of days before you went back to the hospital. We sat on it curled up with all the cousins. It was an […]

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He made memories for his family that were so rich

He made memories for his family that were so rich

A wonderful, brilliant, vibrant, complex man who left the hospital with a 3 week prognosis to survive 2 years. In those years he made memories for his family that were so rich. He taught me so much about the power of mind and positive thinking. “Change your […]

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I wish I could have said thank you then

I wish I could have said thank you then

I’ve not been doing this long enough to have a practice but Mr. H stuck with me. He was my age and he seemed well. He was sick but he had no reason to die, at least not for years. Then he did. 29 years old, excited […]

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