Exploring End of Life Mysteries

July 11, 2019

      One day, while on site in my professional role at a 10 bed hospice residence, a male palliative patient asked me for a cup of tea, which I prepared and delivered to his room.  A conversation about his life and family ensued and Brent invited me to sit for a while...

March 31, 2019

Rose was sharing reflections she had not expected about facing death and her life history. At one point I asked her, “If you could tell people two key things to remember when around someone who is dying what would they be?” This was her answer: 1) There is no wrong...

December 1, 2017

My hospice experience began when I was in my early thirties and married.  On a weekly basis I would visit patients as a volunteer on the palliative unit in our local hospital.  Prior to taking on this role I had never seen the physical changes in a body as someone near...

October 7, 2017

It had been weeks on a roller coaster of pain and exhaustion for Gordon (my husband).  His spine was beginning to crumble from the various cancers and pain management was a challenge.  The palliative doctor was visiting our home sometimes two and three times a week to...

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