“What do you say when people ask how you can work in hospice?”
Near the end of a long Friday, at the end of another tough week, a colleague posed that question.
That question. That question.
I won’t share the details of our conversation because—like everything in hospice—confidentiality is a priority. But I will tell you my co-worker had several demanding visits in a row with patients. Everyone with a job they enjoy has difficult days like my colleague. But in hospice, all of patients—the scared or angry person, the silent or talkative person, the openly sharing or hide-the-feelings person—are dying. They will not get better.
And so, hospice workers wonder if they truly helped the patient and their family. Read More →by