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HPCO Conference 2016

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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Embrace every moment

Embrace every moment

This is life… This is what it’s all about… You are doing it now… Embrace every moment…

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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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This is a beautiful space

This is a beautiful space

This is such a beautiful space to reflect and remember our 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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We too need time to “stop” and “breath”

We too need time to “stop” and “breath”

As a health care staff, we too need time to “stop” and “breath” and reflect about our thoughts re: Our patients and our own experience of death and dying. If we can’t reflect than what is the point of the experience.

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You are the thread, I am the needle

You are the thread, I am the needle

Legacy You are the thread, I am the needle Let us stick together the stories of you life You pick the fabric of each memory Select the vibrant colours and varied textures Collected from the dusty rag bag in the laundry room Or clipped from the love-worn […]

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