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  1. nursebboop1

    An Honor

    I began my practice as a hospice RN in 1996. At that time the facility was seated in a pocket of the Midwest where "hospice" was not often spoken. I worked for a small hospice that had a census of eight (yes, you read that right-more staff than patie...
  2. The call came in while at work. My mom's brother Steve had been rushed to a hospital. He was dying. I decided to go on the weekend when I was off, as my partner at work was out sick. I flew into Canada and made my way to the hospital. My aunt, a reti...
  3. Hospice also has a role in serving the community through educational speeches and work shops. Our liaison educates staff in Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, Doctors offices, and hospitals about the services Hospice provides. Hospice is...
  4. jeastridge

    Hospice: What You Don't Know Can Hurt

    I took a seat on the kitchen chair that the daughter brought in. Pulling it up to the double bed, I tried to get close to my patient, a woman nearing the end of her battle with gastric cancer. She tried to return my smile, and I squeezed her hand as ...
  5. The answer elicits a moment of silence while the questioner grapples with the unexpectedness of the answer I give. A quick mix of surprise and terror crosses the questioner's face, and he or she manages to say, "Oh. How interesting." Usually at this ...
  6. jeastridge

    The Hug Heard Around the World

    "After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples' feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him." John 13:5 I can hear muted conversations in various rooms as I walk down the hospital corridor and knock gently ...
  7. Family members of patients in the intensive care unit are an intricate piece in the end of life decision making process. However, families are not always as informed or involved as they would like to be. There are a multitude of articles relating fam...
  8. The Hospice Nurse One of the realities of health care is that not all patients can be cured. The time comes for all of us when we face death. For some, it comes quickly and unexpectedly. For others, a terminal illness or condition is diagnosed, g...
  9. Thinking about all these dear folk that I have had the pleasure of looking after I am drawn back to one of my dear patients that died only a few months ago. My first meeting with this lady was very strained. She was a very private woman who did not o...