So, I didn't make soap this weekend. I left hospice a few years ago, but the past few months... I've been helping them out by doing the occasional weekend on call from Friday at 430pm to Monday at 8am. I have a full time job that I basically work from home and travel a day a week. I didn't need the job...but I couldn't say no... It's who I am and I've missed it. I'm tired, I couldn't take allergy medicine over the weekend because I needed to be alert if I had to go out late at night and I'm a tired mucousy, headachey mess. But I'm happy. Because hospice is my heart. 💜 #hospicenurse#hospicematters
7 states. 122 nurses. We sent out free pizza for #NursesWeek + it was so much fun to hear from all of you! Thanks to their colleague @slyanders, these #nurses at Hospice of the Valley, the Palliative Care Unit of St. Joseph’s Hospital in #Phoenix , enjoyed theirs too. Read everyone’s stories and see all the pictures at blog.nurserecruiter.com!
Work has been getting to me lately. Compound loss, anticipatory grief, overly empathizing with patients and families. I was really focused of "death" for the past 3 week which can make even the most chipper of people emo and depressed. So mainly I'm reminding myself that this body is temporal and spirit eternal, but hopefully it brings comfort to others out there too. 💕
Palliative care entails not just controlling symptoms and comfort care, but looking after patients and their families. I am so thankful for all the Hospice angels, CNA's and aids that have surrounding our family and my father through this time. I could never do this without you. Ever. We have a few days left with him and taking 9 months off of work to be by his side was worth it. Death is foreign to us now; most of us do not know what it looks, sounds and smells like. We certainly don’t like talking about it. I am ok with it. I see it is a spiritual process and moves slow and steady, like a birth. It's difficult to see but amazing to understand the power in it. #hospice#hospicenurse
Been making lots of these Stethoscope Heart Necklaces for people graduating from nursing school & med school! 💉👩🔬 .
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Tender moments like these are why I love my job. It is why I am lucky enough to have found a calling at just 25 years of age. I am blessed to be welcomed into people's homes during the most horrible times of their lives. I get to hold their hand and listen to their stories. I get to brush their hair, hug their families, and see a snapshot of their legacy. To be able to be even the smallest ounce of comfort to people about to leave this earth is a gift beyond words. #hospicenurse#RN#hospice#calling#morethanajob#crossroadshospice
I met the coolest 93 year old. She passed away wayyyy to quickly. At 93 she was still doing everything on her own! Although she passed away Saturday a few hours before I left the states. I simply can't stop thinking about her! I plan on planting🌱 a flower in England in her honor/memory 🌺 R.I.P Ms. Virgie 💕😇 her last words to me where " Ok kiddo, I may may not see you tonight but, I'll see you in Heaven"
She used to call me her "bosom buddy" and would be sooo glad every time I would go see her in the evening. 💖 *4/20/2017* #endoflifeplanning#endoflife#ativan#hospice#hospicenurse#hospicecare