Quote from connyrn
Any special thoughts on caring for the dying and family. If you were face with death in your own life, how would you have wish the nurses and mds acts with you.
I am collecting ideas for my new bereavement commitee. Any suggestions? How does it happens in your hospital, institution? Any panphlets, guides...
Thanks for sharing!
Hi there. Im an RN and this is my very first post. I found this site by accident, I was looking for white clogs and this place came up on google? Im about to return to work after having been "at home fulltime" for 3 1/2 years. Im an operating room RN, since 1990.
ANyway, long story short, being in the OR, I have dealt with death almost never. and I liked it that way.
So being painfully ill equipped to deal with death, and happy t be so, I had a crash course when my mother called me to tell me that she had metastatic Ca.... After dozens of tests, over a period of six months, she was told that she had approx 6 mos. She actually had 6 days. My birthday.
well, not only was the whole ordeal a shock, but it was on ethat I learned to deal with in a baptism by fire kind of way.
Shortly before she died, she also revelaed that she had been keeping it somewhat a secret (she lives in another state) but she told me that my father had Alzheimers disease. (was much further along that we had realized) Well, when she died, he came to live with us (me , my husband, our 3 kids, 2 cats and 2 dogs).
He was physically fine otherwise. He died almost extactly one year later after a very brief case of pneumonia.
OK, so I wanted to write this to help you but Ive ended up babbling on and on and have probably put you into a coma or made your eyes bleed and still havnt gotten to the point.....
Anyway, I am going to gather my thoughts and come back to this topic because I think its a good one and I think that I might have something to comtribute, since Im an RN, who had to be on the other end..
( nice meeting you guys, by the way)
look forward to talking to you guys again on a happier note
Nice to meet you all !
ps I dont usually talk this much