A Bath & A Chair

Today I bring you stories of two happy victories. Today I will tell you about a bath and a chair.

Wearing a Black Cape

Acting like these Buddhist’s bells, my patients help me to be mindful and pay attention to the now. Interacting with them helps me focus.

Find the Light

One day… I was working a day shift at hospice and was getting report from the off-going nurse.  I was told the family of the patient was “difficult” to deal with.  The nurse giving me report went on to explain that they had stated that they didn’t want the nurse aids in with the patient…

Kick It Up

Sometimes I think life is all about perception. I am often struck by how different my life is than how others perceive it. More often I am struck by the realization that other people’s lives are so different from my own in so many ways. I thought I would share a day in the life of this nurse. Maybe a few examples will help people know what nursing can be like.

Peace at Hospice & In Life

  After a 6 or 7 year hiatus I find myself back at the bedside at a hospice organization.  As I start this post tonight I am working 11PM – 7AM.  It occurs to me that I’ve spent so much of my life dealing with illness and death that I can’t help but be acutely…