I have been a Hospice nurse for 3 years. I think that just like other areas of nursing, you have the area that you are best at. I for instance worked acute care for 15 years and when I worked in the ER I was in the bathroom every morning with a stomach ache, I just hated that "unexpected" of what would walk through the door next. Now some nurses reading this would laugh and say that they love that, but I hated it!!!
Anyway, I think that I was meant to be doing this job. Sometimes I am in a difficult situation with a pt or family and things come out of my mouth that I wonder how I knew what to say or do. It comes naturally to me and I do have days that are unbearably sad and I will cry all the way home, but I comfort myself with knowing that no matter what, I do make a difference.
When I have a family send a letter to Hospice that says that they didn't know what they would have done without us/me, it makes my heart feel very good. If you feel that you are not happy with what you are doing, then you need to change to something else that makes you happy.....life is way to short !!!!