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palliative care

Connect with that which is most meaningful

Connect with that which is most meaningful

Hospice Palliative Care has been a gift in my own life. I have felt called to it and it is strange because one would think it is a hard vocation. However even though it is hard, there is a joy in being in an environment that is […]

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I have experienced loss

I have experienced loss

This past year I have experience loss and anticipated loss personally. I have witnessed the blessings of good palliative care and the chaos of poor are. The gift and responsibility to deliver good palliative care cannot be understated.

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Talk about the things that really matter

Talk about the things that really matter

I am very grateful for palliative care and their expertise. I was so glad when we managed to get you moved to that unit. Than your breathing symptoms and pain and nausea were addressed by a team that knew what to do and you were much more […]

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Everything burns brighter

Everything burns brighter

I have only lost one loved one (when I was a teenager), and I have only just started to work in palliative care (2 months) – in only this short amount of time I can echo the countless others doing similar work: it is an honour and […]

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Every time we see a dragonfly we are reminded

Every time we see a dragonfly we are reminded

When my friend Phyllis was facing the palliative stage of her cancer journey we wanted to surround her with the joy and blessings she had brought to so many peoples lives so we arranged a girls sleep over with her and 3 close friends and colleagues. We […]

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My heart ached

My heart ached

I remember when I lost a patient who had ALS. I saw her in her home… Then I saw her in the hospice. I secretly cried for her suffering. My heart ached. It made me strive to be better, softer, stronger than ever before. I cannot forget […]

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I endeavor to give my all

I endeavor to give my all

What a privilege and gift I have been handed… to walk with those whose life has changed due to a life threatening diagnosis. Thank you for allowing me the privilege and honour to share and walk with you. I endeavor not to take this role/job/opportunity for granted […]

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Live every day to its fullest

Live every day to its fullest

Working in hospice palliative care came to me as a second career. In it I have found incredible depth and a new perspective … allowing me to really live every day to its fullest.

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Heart and hospice

Heart and hospice

I have learned SO much about heart and hospice by the amazing volunteers I have had the honour to journey with through the 30 hour palliative care course – Thank you for opening your hearts, minds, and being to hospice.

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It is a privilege

It is a privilege

After a 30 year nursing career in Critical Care I am honoured to accompany those who are experiencing a natural death. I am thankful for the peaceful environment of hospice and my superbly competent and compassionate colleagues. It is a privilege to help individuals and families to […]

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