When A Nurse Says Goodbye

“Just the other day, I was asked, “How do you sleep at night?” by the friend of a patient who was dying.  But I was not asked nicely.  I was asked very sarcastically because I was one of the participants in the bearer of bad news.  “There is nothing else we can do.  Your loved one is going to die.”

Nurses don’t enjoy being the “bad guy.”  And we don’t “enjoy” having to agree with the bad news just given to the loved ones of those dying.  The truth is, every one of us would love nothing more than to see you get that miracle you are praying for.   But we would rather be the bearers of bad news that the encouragers of false hopes.” More

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About The Rev. Thomas C. Jackson

Ordained to the priesthood in December, 2010.
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