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 themselves are always areas of their journey.

Honoring their abilities and remembering their training of survival is crucial.  How health care providers help them maintain control and respect their perspectives can be heart breaking.  Soldier’s usually spend a lot of their days alone and declining help.

I don’t find it wrong…just sad until they surrender to care.  May they get gentle hands and understanding hearts.


About jackiebates

Experience: Registered Nurse 31 years Hospice Nurse 6 years Certified Hospice Palliative Nurse 4 years Caring for the dying is a passion that continues to grow and motivate me in life. Their intimate situations has allowed me a unique opportunity to help facilitate what others and I can learn about real life. Please teach me, challenge me and help me help others. All material written is copywritten 2011
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