I will never forget the moments he gave me. I will never forget his name, his courage, and his deep brown eyes. He was the first patient to show me what a real fight was. He taught me true empathy and humility. I will never forget the day he struggled to stand up or the nurse who relentlessly encouraged him stand. Without that nurse and her persistence, I truly believe he wouldn’t have ever made it home.Read More
Category: Palliative care
Dani’s favorite word, also happened to be my favorite word – fuck. I found this so hilarious. I never heard Dani speak, other than in videos, because she was intubated and trached while I cared for her, but when she finally opened her eyes, they proclaimed nothing but, “fuck this mother fucking cancer.”Read More
We forget that despite science, technology, and the amazing medical advancements that exist, we are all human beings. We need care from every dynamic in the ICU – scientifically, technologically, psychologically, socially, and spiritually from beginning to end – and palliative care does not forget this.Read More
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