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Old 11-04-2018, 05:31 PM
 
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I'm in awe of hospice nurses. I don't know how they can do it.

A Tender Hand in the Presence of Death
The daily work of a hospice nurse, who treats the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of people at the most vulnerable point of their lives

By Larissa MacFarquhar

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2...-hospice-nurse
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Old 11-04-2018, 05:42 PM
 
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My mom had some great hospice nurses when she was dying. They were so kind to my father as well.
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Old 11-04-2018, 10:46 PM
 
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I have worked as a hospice RN and will say that it is a privilege.
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Old 11-05-2018, 07:11 AM
 
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A thanks to the nurses who take time to be there. It's extremely rare to have such ...so if your family membe was graced with a nurse who took time to be of good will , you got a rare opportunity. These professionals of such degree are usually kept to a schedule ..
Though the article was from 2016..I hope this feature nurse is still setting a good example of hospice care.

Our hospice nurse was available by phone and even then she considered the few questions I had to be of nuisance. Thank goodness this article showed there are rare ones out there doing the guiding to peace...
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Old 11-05-2018, 10:42 AM
 
Location: SWFL
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A thanks to the nurses who take time to be there. It's extremely rare to have such ...so if your family membe was graced with a nurse who took time to be of good will , you got a rare opportunity. These professionals of such degree are usually kept to a schedule ..
Though the article was from 2016..I hope this feature nurse is still setting a good example of hospice care.

Our hospice nurse was available by phone and even then she considered the few questions I had to be of nuisance. Thank goodness this article showed there are rare ones out there doing the guiding to peace...
Read this thread, Nov3.........


Hospice experiences and issues - good and bad
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Old 11-05-2018, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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We had some good ones and some horrible ones in 5 months of hospice. One awesome home health aid! One horribly rude social worker, one fantastic one. Its like any other institution or agency, there's good and there's those that have no business doing the service. Volunteers were angels as well as those with therapy dogs on the unit. Now I am seeing a fantastic counselor too. I just know they were a blessing and I would not have gotten through without them.
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Old 12-06-2018, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Durm
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I had some bad experiences with hospice as an organization regarding my mother, but the hospice nurses and caregivers (she went to a facility) were some of the greatest people in the universe, I think. Am very grateful for all they did.
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Old 12-06-2018, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I too have worked as a Hospice nurse...it's an extraordinary experience.
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Old 12-07-2018, 01:07 PM
 
Location: SWFL
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I had never heard a bad thing about hospice before my hubby needed it. I think that is why I am so bitter about our experience.
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Old 02-06-2019, 04:03 PM
 
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I have worked as a hospice RN and will say that it is a privilege.
I find that so touching - that you would consider a job that must be so difficult, and so depressing, to be a privilege.
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