My Patient is Dying - page 2
I am a oncology nurse my job is to help patients through the disease process without judgement. Sometimes that is soooo hard, and sometimes no matter how hard you try not to get involved, no matter... Read More
Mar 6, '04Occupation: RN, ED Joined: Oct '03; Posts: 735; Likes: 75Oncology/hospice nurses have the best and worst jobs. I honestly don't know how you do it.
My mother died at 55 from lung CA, in 1990. She died with hospice at home. Her hospice nurse was one of those people who could touch you from a million miles away. That's one of the reasons I wanted to go to nursing school. Partly for my mom, so I could educate, lecture, etc. about smoking taking our families away from us too soon. Partly for Camille, who was such a strength to our dysfunctional family at a time when we really needed it.
Your kindness and compassion will not be lost on your patient's family. They will remember your genuine concern for her always.
Mar 10, '04Occupation: Oncology Nurse Joined: Jan '01; Posts: 824; Likes: 2She made it through this time. They put new stints in her kidneys and they started to function. She may have even gone home today. For a little longer at least.
Thanks for all your kind words.