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His passion was to teach

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His passion was to teach

As a PSW, I cared for a gentleman who was quite the ‘academic’. He was proud about his personal care, which I performed quickly/quietly. His passion was to teach and he shared that his depression through the process of palliation was around the loss of his ability to share his knowledge. So for the next few weeks, I spent 10 mins/visit asking him to share his knowledge. He brightened up, and I learned waay more than I needed to (lol) about the German language and Hx and latin. When this very educated man passed away, he left me a basket of dried flowers as a thank you for allowing him time to teach in his last days.


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