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Welcome to my blog.  I was inspired by another nurse’s site “Adventures of a Labor Nurse” here at worldpress.com.  I thought that her blog was so inspiring and insightful that I would give it a whirl.  I have always thought that nurses have such great stories to tell.  There are some fascinating books that I have read that were written by nurses, so I said, why not?

Many people feel that hospice nursing is depressing or sad.  I guess it can be if you let it.  I work with an amazing bunch of people who are very uplifting by nature.  Our goal is to make people comfortable, and with that idea in mind, we comfort each other.  Yes, we know that eventually, sooner or later, all of our patients are going to pass away.  We do everything we can to help them be comfortable and symptom-free so their passing is peaceful.  It is also part of our program to educate their caregivers and families about the patient’s journey and help them understand how it can be made more peaceful; what they can do to contribute to a peaceful passing.

I have been honored during the course of my nursing career to work in several different areas of nursing.  I started out working in internal medicine and then went to the emergency room.  From there I went to my original unit which became a telemetry unit.  From there I began working as a home hospice nurse, which I was very passionate about.  Most recently I started working as an OB nurse in labor, delivery, recovery, and special care nursery.  It has been a true honor to care for patients from literally cradle to grave.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

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