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HPCO Conference 2016

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 move forward in your honour

I move forward in your honour

Hello Mr. Clarke, We wondered why we as a couple were going through the palliative journey. Well you are gone now but I can tell you I am working bard to make others’ journeys the best they can be with the schooling you pushed me to get […]

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A single bare lightbulb hung over the bed

A single bare lightbulb hung over the bed

12:30 am I stood in the bedroom of a sixty-four year old woman actively dying. Her 24 year old nephew and main caregiver by her side. Room was tiny and hot. A single bare lightbulb hung over the bed. A new family came and went by 2am. […]

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I regret not informing him he was dying

I regret not informing him he was dying

My Regret – That I was present as a Healthcare provider (RN) (liaison for the family) rather than as a daughter at my father’s bedside when he was dying. I also regret not informing him that he was dying – missed opportunity to allow each other to […]

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