Exploring the Sacred Art of Being with Dying
I was recently featured on Third Messenger Radio in an hour long interview during which we discussed the sacred art of being with dying. I shared my thoughts on the topic as an individual and as someone working in the field of patient advocacy.
Sometimes being on the front lines involves caring for our colleagues. “Assisting nurses to nurture and heal themselves” is a defined role of holistic nursing practice (AHNA & ANA, 2013, p. 8). Nothing can be more catastrophic for a nurse’s career than the loss of her/his license to practice. In this dark hour, a nurse will often need extra support and someone to walk alongside her/him in the healing process. This article describes a holistic nurse in North Carolina who is helping nurses in her region find the courage to rise up from the ashes and start anew.