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Nursing2015

April 2004, Volume 34 Number 4 , p 67 - 67

Author

  • JOY UFEMA RN, MS

Abstract

© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Volume 34(4)             April 2004             p 67 Wrapped in love [INSIGHTS ON DEATH & DYING: SPECIAL GIFT]

UFEMA, JOY RN, MS

Joy Ufema pioneered the role of death-and-dying specialist at Harrisburg (Pa.) Hospital in 1973. She's currently clinical specialist at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, Md., and at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace, Md.

The nurses in my unit are planning a visit to our retired nurse-manager, who has a terminal illness. We care deeply for her and want to give a gift that reflects our fondness and respect. At the same time, we don't want to be insensitive and give her something she can't use. Any ideas ?—T.M., QUEBEC You're going to love this idea!

A friend told me how his group wanted to make a similar gesture for their teacher. Very ill and confined to bed, she ...

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