Insights on Death & Dying
Joy Ufema RN, MS

September 2009 
Volume 39  Number 9
Pages 55 - 55
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Even though I'm a busy medical-surgical nurse, I try to carve out enough time to discuss my seriously ill patients' needs in a caring way. How can I start the conversation in a meaningful way without making my patients feel rushed? —W.S., ILL.

Your question reminds me of one of my former patients, Mrs. Gibson. You may find an answer to your question in the following story.

Mrs. Gibson was a lovely woman whose colon cancer had metastasized to her liver. Her ...

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