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- Apr 17, '12 by HeavensNurseMany nurses come to hospice after similar experiences. Don't forget that you can be an advocate for hospice from ANY environment. Even when I went to Telephonic Triage and Disease Management for a period of time I STILL shared hospice and told people to make sure they family knows their wishes. I also encourage people to PUT IT IN WRITING - I have seen it bypassed BUT at least you tried. Blessings to all who care for their patients from the heart...
- Apr 17, '12 by GitanoRNwords can not convey the true sentiments of the beauty that this article represents...thank you for sharing it...aloha~
- Apr 18, '12 by stephanie2012great written makes me speechless.
well, wish you all the best
- Apr 30, '12 by YouSmellLikeCDiffThe very first time I read this, it was through blurry eyes filled with tears. Not only is this a heart wrenching story, it is also BEAUTIFULLY written. After being so moved, I decided to submit this article (with credit, of course) in with my preceptorship journal. Needless to say, I was not the only one who enjoyed it. I received a 100 on my journal! So THANK YOU in more ways than one!
- May 1, '12 by beckster_01Wow...that is all I can say. That is a tragic story that was wonderfully well written. Thanks for sharing.
- Aug 20, '12 by uRNmywayI hope you dont mind, but I felt I had to share this with my friends. It was so beautifully written and heartwrenching, especially for anyone who might have lived something similar.
- Aug 21, '12 by Kitty- Student RNAbsolutely heartbreaking.. and working in LTC, it hits so close to home..
- Sep 27, '12 by StudentNurseKittehand these are the same people (the daughter) who will then sue you, the doctor, the hospital and anyone else they can think of for "killing" their mother!
- Sep 27, '12 by GhainesUnfortunately I see this all the time....for me it is the most frustrating part of being a nurse. I, too, have whispered my apologies to patients that clearly deserved to die in a dignified, peaceful manner, with their family members respecting their wishes. Unfortunately, some family members serve their own selfishness instead of their loved ones wishes. Hugs and thank you for sharing.
- Sep 27, '12 by nurse grace RNBeautifully written and this happens more often than it should. And yes , this is the type of family that will "sue". The poor patient, when my parents became too ill to have a meaningful quality of life we followed their wishes and their . "living Wills'.