Hospice workers respect life while also providing comfort care at its end.
Pam Greene, a hospice nurse in Nebraska, told a reporter that she is now passionate about helping people through the process with dignity. Years ago she “hated death and dying. I didn’t like going to funerals. I didn’t like any of that kind of stuff.”
But she followed the advice of one hospice director, who noted that those who work in this field need a good understanding of what their own values are in relation to death and dying.
Over time, Greene’s life experiences and her work as a home-health-care nurse changed her views about dealing with death. Now families tell her she is “a calming, peaceful presence at the end, and sometimes that’s what you need.”
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for You are with me. (Psalm 23:4)
Divine Comforter, help us ease loved ones on their final journey.