Hear Our Fears

As a hospice nurse, I have spoken the words “It is time to begin Morphine…” Those words were regularly met with being stunned and frozen faces expressing resistance and silently screaming “NO!”

We don’t have to be in the context of a loved one dying to have a reaction like this moment in time. Any situation that calls us in to a reality and reveals our position of a “have to” will cause any one of us to resist and desperately try to find another way.

My hope…is that the person telling us “it is time” to do something we truly never want to do…has developed our trust and compassionately directs us past resistance.

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