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Leadership Event 2017

It is about sharing your time

It is about sharing your time

Healing is not just about treating or resolving of a disease but instead it is about sharing your time and listening with intent to the person receiving care. And sometimes that healing also benefits the caregiver who provides care

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I felt very prepared

I felt very prepared

As a health care provider caring for many end of life patients, I felt very prepared for end of life care and the stages. I felt prepared until one of my very close employees became ill and declined quickly. I wanted to go visit her at her […]

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A little bird sat on my kitchen ledge

A little bird sat on my kitchen ledge

All my life, I was so close to both my mom’s dad and my dad’s mom. They both left too young. A grandparent from both sides of me! (My heart) when grandma died. I had just seen her a couple of days before at the retirement home […]

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Until we meet again

Until we meet again

I wasn’t there when you died and I’m sorry. I know you were trying to wait until I got home-but you couldn’t wait any longer-the angels were calling you home. I was across the ocean in your homeland when you said goodbye. It crushed me-but I found […]

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I didn’t really know him

I didn’t really know him

When my dad passed away, I felt numb, not because of pain but because my dad had been sick since I was young, and I didn’t really know him. I felt a great deal of guilt over the following years for feeling so detached and indifferent to […]

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This experience has changed how I live now

This experience has changed how I live now

I lost my mom 10 yrs ago to cancer. She worked too hard and long so that she would be able to travel, but retirement came and so did a cancer diagnosis. This experience has changed how I live now. I live for today and ensure time […]

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My mother never coped or properly grieved the loss of her mom

My mother never coped or properly grieved the loss of her mom

My grandmother was always a prominent figure in my life growing up and was a stern role model, almost the ‘glue’ of our family. When I was 17 my grandma died unexpectedly. My mother never coped or properly grieved the loss of her mom, and ended up […]

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This is where she stayed

This is where she stayed

As an RN working at the hospital I was asked to head to the ICU department to bring a pt back to our palliative floor as the family had made the decision to take an EOL approach. I went with a college to bring our pt back […]

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He received lots of love

He received lots of love

Life is too short need to enjoy each and every minute. A friend of mine who was as his prime time of his life was gunned down in the morning hours of the day when going to work. He was my cheer leader, supporting me in everything. […]

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