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My father’s agitation the night before he died was explained to us only later by the hospice nurse who gently washed his body, disposed of the morphine left beside the bed, and filled out the…

Practicing What I Preached
Posted on 05/22/2018

As a critical care nurse, I had ‘the conversation’ with hundreds of my patients and their families. Sometimes several times with the same family member until they are ready to hear what is being said….

We Never Talked About Emotions
Posted on 05/09/2018

My beloved and only grandparent was struggling with cancer and needed transfusions. She was totally demented, living in foster care, and had a very low quality of life. I was tasked by the family with…

Posted on 04/11/2018

I am a Palliative Care APRN and Co-Chairperson of our Hospital Ethics Committee. I give presentations on the importance of having “the conversation” frequently. This case hits home as to how beneficial putting it in…

I tried many times…
Posted on 04/05/2018

As Mom got older, it got harder to have those meaningful conversations that I remember having with her as a child. Death was no stranger in our house as I grew up–faith and spiritual beliefs…

My Parents
Posted on 03/28/2018

By profession, I am a Social Worker. I wear multiple hats, including being a daughter to 2 wonderful parents who both believed in the importance of having their wishes known when they could no longer…