I just wanted to say that I'm new to hospice, just finished my first week on my own. So far I absolutely love it. I came from LTC where I frequently came home in tears from the stress. I was certain I didn't want to be a nurse anymore and was looking into going back to school. This job kind of fell in my lap. I love the interaction with the patients and families. I know there will be difficult times but I have never felt so appreciated as a nurse in any other job. In LTC most pts dreaded seeing me because they didn't want to take their meds or have me do a tx. Most families were upset about something, usually something another nurse did or didn't do. I'm so glad I decided to try another field and for anyone wanting something less stressful and more fulfilling, give hospice a try.