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Looking Death in the Face – The Story of a Naïve Nurse

I draw the shortest straw among the three night nurses on my unit. Despite that I have less than six-months on the job, I’m the one floating to another floor (going to a different unit that you aren’t usually assigned … Continue reading

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What Makes You An Expert?

I think the title of my first book will be, “Surviving 101 losses and still standing” or “Grief Expert without the degree.”  My earliest memories of loss are the death of my pet gerbil and saying goodbye to my friend … Continue reading

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Just an ordinary day

The phone rings in the middle of the night.  Katie looks at the clock and it is 2:20 a.m.  “Katie, it’s Dad, I am so sorry but I think you should come home honey, the hospice nurse says Mom doesn’t … Continue reading

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Disease of Secrets – Part Two

My last post (Disease of Secrets – Part One) I told you that my dad died from Tuberculosis.  His exposure to TB came at the age of two, when his mother died of the dreaded disease when she was 30 … Continue reading

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