Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: hospice nurse

  • The good shepherd

    Pallavi Tatapudy South Kortright, New York, USA   “Mr. Yankees stayed silent, but his eyes all the while were yelling, ‘O, my Good Shepherd, please don’t do this to me. How could I have gotten three strikes so soon? Give me the strength to continue playing in the game of life. I beg you to…

  • Opening

    Shelley Schoepflin Sanders Portland, OR, United States   “Sure, I’ll take her ashes.” I heard my own voice from far away, but with real clarity I knew the decision was right. I know what to do with ashes. I will do something beautiful for Genevieve. The kind hospice nurse helped me finish signing Ginny’s Medicare…