I’m a LPN, Hospice Nurse (15 years total doing hospice) I want the public to know that we do not kill people once they come into hospice or a hospice IPU. It makes me crazy when people say “oh there going to the unit, they wont come back out alive” Um┬áno we do wonderful things like symptom management of every kind, provide a safe environment for those who are in some pretty tough environments, provide a place for someone to die with dignity, provide a home for some, we become family for some that are alone. Society has such a fear when the hear the word “Hospice and Morphine” I would like to change that and I educate others all the time. Its very hard on your heart and soul to watch people decline and then go on to gain their wings. I love my job and would like others to not be scared of Hospice and what it means to actually be a Hospice patient.

- ALM September 22, 2015