Dahlia’s experience with her mother’s passing influenced her to become a hospice nurse. She came to New York City and got a job with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, a job she loves. She left briefly to work at another hospice and, after one day, knew she wanted to be back with VNSNY. She called her old boss who welcomed her with open arms, because in just that one day, she was already missed terribly.
When I had asked VNSNY blogger and hospice manager, Vince Corso, if he knew of a hospice nurse I could follow, he gave me Dahlia’s contact information immediately, and after following her around for a day, it is easy to see why.
Dahlia’s empathy comes through in every detail and every look. She is there to take care of her patients and make sure they are not in pain, but she is also there for the family. She wants to help them be successful in caring for their parent or spouse.
It’s her mission.
Read more about my visits with hospice patients at Patient Visit: Caring for his Mom with Liver Cancer.
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