Hi Lee, I have to say right from the start that you are doing a job that I would not be able to do. I would love to help people in such a way....but part of the territory is that you are caring for those who are not healthy. There is certainly no real easy way for it to be dealt with at the time, nor after the event when thinking back. My personal suggestion and way of realizing the truth of the situation to make you feel as you should. I believe in the Bible, and I know that when someone goes who is also a believer it is not an entirely sad occasion. The person is clearly not comfortable, is in pain, and is unable to even take care of their own simple needs. A much better place waits for those who know. I recently had a family member pass away, and it was very very hard. Even knowing what I know...I was sad, I cried a lot, but that is only for my OWN loss that I was crying. I will miss this person greatly, but only for so long as the few years that my life spans. The hospice worker we had for the passing was very understanding and had even mentioned to us the better and right way to look at it, before we had told him how we thought about
it. Yes it is sad, but it is sad only for yourself. If they are not Bible believers then just kindly make the Word available, talk to them some, and let them come to what they do, that is all anyone can do. That alone would be the only way I could see myself being able to deal with that job or anything to do with people dying. I would struggle, but you must realize the truth of the matter, and if you can it will surly help you. I will pray for you Lee, and I hope that this helps you and your patients/families on some level.
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