|Rating(1-10)||Knowledgeability = 10||Clarity of Response = 10||Politeness = 10|
|Comment||Thank You Christine!! I used the word "coma" but it makes sense that he was probably more in a state of deep conciousness. When it happened I thought to myself, "He sees the light, feels the love and is so overwhelmed to be in Gods presence he bit his lip!" The couple of days before he went into the deep stage of conciousness, he spoke to his Dad, Mom and brother who have all passed. I like your explanation and as stated it was my initial response! Thank you so much for your insight and time to reply to my question. Thank you also for your compassion and care towards me and my situation. I believe you must be an Angel among us, at least you seem to be to me!! Many many Blessings to you and thank you again! Karen|
I can give suggestions, encouragement and direction on what hospice is and is not, when it is appropriate, and how to go about getting it. I am familiar with Medicaid and Medicare hospice benefits. I can answer general questions about disease process, what dying looks like, how hospice handles pain and other symptoms, what to expect from a hospice when end of life nears. I can provide support, direction and encouragement related to spiritual matters and psychological matters related to death and dying.
I am a certified hospice and palliative care nurse, and have been the director of nurses for three hospice centers, under two different companies. I have also worked as a contract hospice nurse for a large American hospice company. On a personal level, my father died without benefit of hospice (it was not popular then). I have taken care of dying patients in hospitals and recognize that for most of us, it is preferable to die at home (or in our residence, wherever that may be), comfortably and without anxiety. Also I had no support when my father died; hospice clients are the whole family (however that is defined by the "patient"), and support is provided at least a year after the patient passes. These are the sorts of things (and probably others) that I can help with.
HPNA (Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association)
Registered Nurse (TX), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (TX) ADN Nursing, Excelsior College, Albany, New York (2004) 4.0 GPA BA, Psychology (minor Social Work), Oklahoma University, Norman, OK (1986) 3.67 GPA MHR (MA) Human Relations, Oklahoma University, Norman, OK (1988) 3.5 GPA
Awards and Honors
Phi Beta Kappa (and others)
Unable to name as this would violate their privacy (and HIPAA....)