Quote from tewdles
too many times it changes nothing and the patient dies with only the hospice workers to listen to their dying thoughts.
omg, that is incredibly frustrating.
i've had (too) many pts linger...FEARING to go because family was hysterical, and wouldn't give permission to let him die.
(my compassion would go right out the door, r/t family making the pt's dying, anything but peaceful)
i would just sit on bed w/pt, quietly assuring him/her, that it's perfectly ok to leave and move on...
and that i'll make sure your loved ones are ok.
another frustration is families that are so out of control, that it takes me away from pt, trying to appease family.
i'm just having one of those venting type of days....just blow me off.