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Make a difference

Make a difference

“Nature, time and patience, are the three greatest physicians.” The green pharmacy. If we take the time for ourselves and work more on who we are as healthcare professionals…or caregivers… then no matter what we do, we will be able to make a difference…even if only for […]

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I understood what I wanted to do

I understood what I wanted to do

When, on the last day of my medicine clerkship, I stayed for 2 hours after my shift to talk with a patient I’d grown to know, I understood what I wanted to do with my life.

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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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I was able to just be there with them

I was able to just be there with them

I had a patient on our palliative care unit who was completely comfortable and it was the last few minutes of her life. It was late at night and just me and her daughter there. My “medical” nursing role was done and I was able to just […]

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