As Mandy Carlisle sat bedside while hospice caregivers tended to her father, she was certainly not thinking of her career. She had been a hospice nurse for several years but in those difficult moments her perspective changed. Nursing ceased to be a career and became Carlisle’s calling.
“As a hospice caregiver, there is honor in what we get to do for people before they die,” said Carlisle. “The experience with my father provided a different, more compassionate perspective on hospice patients and their families and created a desire within me to care for them the way they desired to be cared for.”
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