The Hospice Way To A Good Death

HOSPICE IS A GREAT IDEA—A GOOD DEATH!

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My wife Uzma died peacefully at home. She didn’t take any painkillers for her last 3 days. Our kids, my parents and I were next to her. In the weeks leading up to her death, many old friends visited her. Others sent her flowers, cards, and food. It was a good death. Yes, in the last 5 years cancer and its treatment took a physical and emotional toll. Yes, she left us a lot earlier than she deserved to go. Yes, the kids are young.
Nevertheless, it was a good death. There are few among us who wouldn’t want her end — pain-free, at home, with loved ones near. None of it would have been possible without hospice.

When Uzma was referred to hospice, as physicians both of us knew what hospice meant — that now the focus would be on comfort care. But I didn’t quite get then was…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

4 thoughts on “The Hospice Way To A Good Death

  1. TEP336

    When my mother passed, she was in a hospice facility. The staff there took great care of her. I have no complaints. I’m glad that hospice care exists, and allows people to die surrounded by the ones they love.

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