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Care of the Dying and Bereaved Verbatim Report of a Pastoral Visit Chaplain Your Initials: GR Location of Visit: At UT’s home Time of Visit: 1430 Date of Visit: May 29, 2013 Date Written: June 8, 2013 Preliminary Data Age: 88 Gender: Female Religious Preference: Seventh-day Adventist # of Prior Visits: 3 Referral: Y/N? N Initial Observations/Facts My initial visit with UT was a couple of months ago when my husband and I were approached to help with the relocation of a bed to make room for a hospice bed. During the first visit as we were introduced to the couple, I became aware that the patient sent home to die with hospice is a retired pastor with the Seventh-day Adventist …show more content…

When we found out I was 4 months pregnant H said it was time for us to go home. I was relieved. C6: I can only imagine what that must have been like for you? It sounds though that you lived a very exciting life, the life your husband promised. P6: Exactly, it was so exciting. God truly blessed us. He blessed us with safety and health most importantly. When it was time for us to retire, we both knew we had accomplished all we set out to do. God would be pleased I thought. We decided to retire in Loma Linda since we had two children here and our grand children. C7: Tell me about your relationship with your children and grand children? P7: We were quite blessed even up to the time when H was dying the kids would come by every Friday night to start the Sabbath with us, the grand kids would sing to him and bring their instruments and play for him. You should have seen the last time we worshiped together. I know Jesus and His angels were watching down on us. C8: How has it been since H’s death? P8: Oh, the kids and grand kids still come by and we still have worship, it’s just that…. (Then she paused) C9: What is it, UT? P9: Well after the kids and grands used to leave we would always talk about each one and reminisce on stories and then pray for each one of them. Now that H is gone I feel

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