Angel, Good Counsel. “…I try and take time to honor the day, the people I have provided support to, and the experiences that have happened…”
Laura, “…Not getting in bed with patients… I feel it makes me more available to care and tend the spirit of the person with whom I am ministering.” Emotional distancing is important and challenging in our empathic roles. Thanks for the reminder that it is a decision that needs to be made to be there without being hooked. I learned during my CPE days that the fixer in me was better left on mute.