INSIGHTS ON DEATH & DYING: How to comfort a co-worker

August 2004 
Volume 34  Number 8
Pages 66 - 66
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© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Volume 34(8)             August 2004             p 66 How to comfort a co-worker [INSIGHTS ON DEATH & DYING: PEER SUPPORT]


I work with a nurse whose 16-year-old daughter died of leukemia about 7 months ago. She speaks to us about Sharon often and sometimes even cries a bit .

The other day I heard her conversing with a patient who has the same oncologist Sharon had. They spent about 30 minutes talking and crying. Is this behavior appropriate? Do you think she should transfer out of the oncology unit for a while? —H.R., BRITISH COLUMBIA

Let me tell you about Brenda. (She said I could.) Brenda is a great oncology nurse…warm, funny, and caring. Her daughter Kim died of gastric cancer at age 21—at home, in Brenda's arms.

Kim had been admitted many times on the oncology floor where Brenda ...

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