Hello and welcome. Health care is a hot button issue in this election year. If you have reviewed my site; you read that my new book Forever Promised is about a nurse. You also know my inspiration for the book came from one of my patients.
Along with children and rising poverty levels, more and more people are falling under the tab of uninsured. Our elderly frequently have to choose between medicine or something to eat.
I will address those issues in future blogs. What I would like to talk about is dying. We all have heard the old adage there are two certain things in this world.....death and taxes.
To be something we all are required to do, the subject of death isn't given very much thought. Sure, there are multi billion dollar funeral home businesses and exorbiant life insurance policies, but do we actually think about the act of dying in itself?
Most dying patients in a nursing home or hospital setting, recieve only a fraction of the nurse's attention. Why? Work overload for one, and the number two reason is that the nurses themselves haven't worked out thier own private issues with death. Top that off with people dying at an older age, frequently outliving spouses and children, it makes a recipe for a lonely, scary experience.
I am going to leave this blog at this point and hope that you will think about your last moments and be prepared with questions, your answers and opinions when I pick up again. Please don't hesitate to make yourself heard before the next posting. Shirley
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