THE AUTHOR OF
Has been a hospice nurse for more than 10 years. In that period of time, he has had the honor and privilege to assist hundreds of patients through the dying process as well as perform the tasks associated with those patients at or just after they pass away. An intimate bond is formed almost immediately between the patient, their caregivers, and the author.
The author, being Catholic, has a strong faith and belief in the principles of caring for others, and is well rewarded spiritually by such acts.
He became a registered nurse more than 15 years ago, however, it was not until he experienced the death of his own mother that he realized his true calling. Hospice nursing is what brings him joy and satisfaction.
The author is naturally compassionate and is acutely aware of the challenges faced by the caregivers as they face the loss of their dearly departed. The author is instantly able to connect the similarities of each patient and family as it relates to his own life‘s experiences.
A catharsis is reached by both the author and the caregivers every time someone passes on.