Trading Vocation for Profession?

Nursing: Trading the Vocation for the Profession I don’t get it. I love education so why do I hate the new mandate that 80% of nurses should now graduate with at least a Bachelor’s Degree? At each stage of my nursing career, I went back to school to learn more. I was...

Is Hospice the Patient’s Choice?

I read this on Fierce Care this morning but I also read the article in the New Yorker mag. It was quite wonderful and very supportive of a patient’s choice. Both my parents died at home, their choice, and hospice was wonderful. As medicine begins to admit what...

The Gift of Dying At Home

One of the perks of spending years nursing, taking care of others’ family members, is that when the end was coming for both my mother and father, my family and I allowed them to die at home. It was because of all my experience with other patients I fell in love...