In consideration of and for hospice workers: Thank you for all you do.
It is common knowledge that most people do not want to talk about death and dying. Everyone knows they will die someday, but maybe think if they don’t talk about it, then it won’t happen. To them, denial is better than talking about death.
This may surprise some of you, but the health care field is the same way. Most work in areas where saving lives is the goal. In hospice, the goal is to help the terminal patient live a quality life, then die with dignity and not alone.
I always smiled when other nurses who did not work in hospice would ask where I worked. When I told them “hospice” the conversation was over before it began.
We are all going to die someday and along the way be touched by death, yet so many spend so much wasted energy fighting against that idea. Many will live their…
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