[quote=jcat]Today's Washington Post has an interesting article about what the hospice went through during "the siege": http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...061701441.html
Thank you Tricia for the article. Those damn protesters during the Shiavo case should hang their heads in shame.
Even though I spent most of my floor nursing career on an Ortho/Neuro unit, we used to get a lot of transfer patients from our Hospice Unit, when someone with metastatic cancer would break a joint, usually a hip, young, old and in between. I used to float to the Hospice Unit or occasionally did a double shift on the Hospice Unit. I really loved the staff there, and taking care of the dying, served to make me a better nurse and human being. Unfortunately, I also lost my belief in a loving God there as well. When you see patients suffering like that, despite the morphine, the only thing I could do was shake my fist at the heavens.
The world is a better place with hospice units like the one Terri Shiavo finally found peace in.