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I really appreciated your sharing of yourself, as well as your response to my introduction. I had a part-time staff chaplain here a few years ago who came to us from hospice. She was making a change at that time away from hospice, but she shared with us that her desire to change was to move to a position where she could be less on the road and doing less administrative details to satisfy insurance demands. She seemed to particularly despise paper charting. She eventually went back to a full-time hospice position after about 20 months with us.
Your words about “if your called, you can’t burn-out” but feeling drained from procedural changes and philosophical shifts in care resonate with me. I heard someone say we all only have a limited number of negotiated changes possible within our vocational path and then we have to somehow reset. I think there is truth in that. I pray this time when your caseload has changed and you can engaged some this course time proves renewing to your spirit.