What is Dignity?

Taking care of people at the end of their life includes protecting their dignity (worth.)  Disease processes can bring humility to a new level and protecting their worth or dignity is crucial.

What does that look like?  How do you convince others to nurture and protect privacy, respect, honor and character?

Sometimes it includes lowering anxiety levels and therefore decreasing those negative symptoms which could cause embarrassment or defamation.

Other times, caring for dignity means we help them reach their goals for the rest of their lives.  Fostering the sense of accomplishment.

We all want to strive for a worthiness and awareness of how we count in life.  A beautify result at end of life is helping them see and feel dignified.  The natural outcome is a legacy left behind.

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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