Monthly Archives: December 2011

Giving Time

One valuable product we all can give to any one is the gift of our time. By sitting, listening and interacting in a conversation much can be accomplished. I think trust and willingness to partner in end of life care is one of the largest … Continue reading

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Captured

There comes a time when all humans experience situations when they are caught in a spot, unable to escape its reality. The surrender or at least processing through the situation will be a major mental/emotional and spiritual battle. I thank God … Continue reading

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Soldiers

One thing I know…when taking care of men and women who have been a soldier, there is a unique determination for independence. Surviving, making it on their own, taking care of their own needs and being ok with being by … Continue reading

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Ignorance and Fear

One of the most important roles in my work is to address any issue with dying, especially ignorance and fear.  The two can be paralyzing! Education and encouragement is so important for care givers.  There is a large number  of unexperienced and … Continue reading

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What is Necessary

There are health care topics that are necessary and some that no longer need to be priorities when people are in end-of-life care. Priorities:  pain and yes bowel management…when these two symptoms are unmanaged there can be so many complications.  … Continue reading

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