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To the families that I have supported

To the families that I have supported

For all the clients I have helped in the journey of end of life. To my PSW staff that I have supported in this journey. To the families that I have and continue to support in the end of life journey.

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We too need time to “stop” and “breath”

We too need time to “stop” and “breath”

As a health care staff, we too need time to “stop” and “breath” and reflect about our thoughts re: Our patients and our own experience of death and dying. If we can’t reflect than what is the point of the experience.

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You are the thread, I am the needle

You are the thread, I am the needle

Legacy You are the thread, I am the needle Let us stick together the stories of you life You pick the fabric of each memory Select the vibrant colours and varied textures Collected from the dusty rag bag in the laundry room Or clipped from the love-worn

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I love what I do

I love what I do

Thank you to my clients, their families and my colleagues for helping me learn the art of hospice palliative care! I <3 what I do!!

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I move forward in your honour

I move forward in your honour

Hello Mr. Clarke, We wondered why we as a couple were going through the palliative journey. Well you are gone now but I can tell you I am working bard to make others’ journeys the best they can be with the schooling you pushed me to get

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If I had known then, what I know now

If I had known then, what I know now

The difference in how my father was looked after when dying 25 years ago and the care of my mother last year in hospice. Now it is known as Palliative Care. I thank you — all who have been instrumental in moving us forward in this model

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I didn’t fully understand

I didn’t fully understand

Being present/but not present at the same time when my dad was actively dying. I didn’t fully understand as a daughter or a new nurse. Year later, palliative care is my focus so I can hopefully help others understand what is happening and feel supported.

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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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Oh la! La vie.

Oh la! La vie.

One last words of a child at the palliative center for kids “lighthouse” said to me and his family before passing away. “Oh la! La Vie” This powerful sentence in which he said it loud and clear was his last words. This word changed everything in my

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