My mother is terminally ill (COPD), and is under hospice care. I have vast experience in combat medicine (traumatic amputation, gsw, sucking chest, etc...) but my clinical experience is non- existent. I've noticed that hospice nurses make a lot less money than other nurses, yet they are the most caring and tender people a person could ever meet. I took care of my Marines like they were my own children, even when I had to go into the middle of a firefight to drag one or more back to where I could start patching them up & wait on a dust-off. Nothing mattered but saving their lives. It was instinct when I acted. What is it about working hospice despite less money, 100% mortality rate among patients, longer hours, and virtually NO good news??? You are very special people & I just wonder what drives you to do something so very very difficult.