A Day in the Life of a Hospice Worker

Amy Ziettlow, Huffington Post, 9/27/2011

I know of few students who aspire to serve in end of life care. I sure didn't. If anyone had told me that I would spend the first decade of my professional life serving the dying and their families, as well as thinking, writing and talking about death and dying, I would have thought that person to be morbid, strange and sad. Most of society does not think nor talk about death and dying, until absolutely necessary. Why would someone freely choose to do so?

Subjects: Death/dying, Family

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