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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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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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At hospice

At hospice

At hospice… We see the unique dynamics in each family and in  end of life, often the best and the worst. But it is an honour to be able to share that time and respect that families open themselves to us.  We are truly blessed by sharing

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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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You teach me to live

You teach me to live

To All I care for at hospice Thank you for being a teacher, a friends, and most of all a leader. You teach me each and every day what matters in life. You help me choose quality over quantity and moments over possessions. You teach me to

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Music was playing

Music was playing

We were there when my mom passed, she was getting ready for her journey. Music was playing, other residents and nurses came by to visit her. She made her mark. We told her it was alright to leave us, one last breath and a big smile. 

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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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Remember life is short

Remember life is short

Caring for my family was the hardest “job” I had at their end of life, but I am forever grateful for the privilege of being there and the opportunity to share life moments, memories, joyful, and sorrow. It wasn’t easy, but somehow we made it, and accomplished

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My Dad asked “Am I going to make it”

My Dad asked “Am I going to make it”

Speaking to my Dad about his dying never would have come has I not been employed at hospice. My Dad told me in our conversation “I am not afraid to die but I sure will miss life.” My Dad died in hospital under not so nice conditions.

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