Monday, April 9, 2012


The one thing I have not dealt with at all in my healthcare experiences is death. I have a feeling that I will not be saying that by the end of this week. Death in a hospital and death in long term care are completely different things. In the hospital, one does everything they can to save the person's life. In long term care, it is generally all about making the resident comfortable as they are usually a DNR/AND.

I am not sure how well I will deal with this. I'm hoping with grace, peace, and professionalism. I've grown attached to some of the residents in the short time I've been there and am already dreading their passing whenever it will occur.

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