Reiki master and Nursing Assistant.
I have been working since I was very young, but since 11 years ago, I’ve been working in palliative care in the University Hospital Dr. Negrin.
I have always felt drawn to terminal patients, and I knew that I would work in that service. The day I was offered the job, I felt that the universe had given me a gift, I was in the place where I was always meant to be.
Until not long ago, I would see my colleagues at the start or before leaving and they would ask me which service I was in. When I answered Palliative Care… their face would change and they would say: how can you work in that place? “You only see people dying”… That comment used to surprise me in the beginning, but then I understood it and it became more and more clear… that job was made for me.
One of the things I struggle with the most is the way many families say goodbye, not accepting reality and the immense suffering it provokes. As I always say… we have not been educated or taught how to face such tough moments, and an understanding the goodbye is so necessary…
Many times I’ve seen myself talking to them, trying to help them understand that the physical body is merely a costume we wear just for some time and when it comes to an end, it’s only natural to get rid of it, but free of unnecessary suffering on both parts.