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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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From now on, ALL blog entries will be on my website! Thank you! Jackie Bates

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Community Awareness

Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak with people about end of life care while at a book signing in Syracuse NE.  No matter which conversation I was in, disease and death are at the forefront of all of our … Continue reading

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Summer’s Heat

Day 9 (I think) of temperatures over 99 degrees… This is a HUGE kudos to all the medical personnel out there in this heat, getting in and out of your vehicles all day long! Thanks to the facilities and homes … Continue reading

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Website Coming Soon

Within the next 5 days my website will be up and running!  You will be able to link directly to this blog, order my book Conversations:  Living Through the Process of Dying or even purchase it as an eBook. Here’s … Continue reading

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What an amazing impact organizing and supporting people during end of life care has on families.  It’s those simple things of bringing organization in to the middle of the feelings of chaos and grief.  

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End of…End of Life

There will be a time in life, a time in the dying process where the end is so close and yet so far away.  While a person is unresponsive, non-verbal and the symptoms of dying are obvious there is a … Continue reading

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Encouraging Others

There are a bazillion ways to encourage others!  Small ways, big ways, anonymous ways and obvious ways.  So…just as long as you make encouragement a part of your day…you will make a difference in this world. End of life client’s … Continue reading

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Lucky When On Call

Just found my car dome light on…yipes!  The car started and I am so glad I found this out before the battery went dead. This would be a major crisis if I had to go out in the middle of … Continue reading

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Some Folks

Some folks are just not ready to move in to hospice theory of care.  There is a dilemma in their thought process, perhaps it is just plain old grief, that prevents them from seeing the beauty and the help that … Continue reading

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Will to Live

How in the world can a human being have an insatiable desire to live when in the midst of horrendous disease processes?  The supernatural drive to press through limitations, pain, fatigue and humility is amazing to observe. Watching the families who … Continue reading

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