Interview Someone Outside Of The Healthcare Field

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I wanted to interview someone outside of the healthcare field because I feel that we are “trained” to deal with death and the dying differently. I can’t speak for anyone but myself, but I feel that now that I understand death and dying more because I am a nurse; my thoughts and feelings would be different from before I was a nurse. So, that brings me to my mother. When my grandfather was sick her and my grandmother decided to keep him at home and have hospice come to the house weekly to care for him outside of what they weren’t able to do themselves. They kept him home until the day he passed away and my mother was beside him every day. He had Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. “When he first got sick it was one of the hardest things I would ever have to accept and adjust to.” Those were the first words my mother spoke upon our interview. She would go on to explain what changes needed to be made, what effects it had on our family as a whole and how she would not only learn to care for my dying grandfather, but be there to care for my emotionally disrupted grandmother. Back then she felt overwhelmed, sad, confused and a lot of the time she didn’t even know what feelings to feel. Now that years have passed and she looks back on it she is thankful for the decisions they made and would do it all over again if she had to. In the final weeks before my grandfathers’ passing she noticed that “he was becoming nothing but skin and bones.” Even though he was from Holland he had spoken

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