Monthly Archives: April 2007

Caregiver Guilt

For weeks, friends and colleagues have said I should write about caregiver guilt. Since it was first mentioned, I’ve noticed the common theme as caregivers speak about their experiences with their care person (care person = person needing care; I’ve

Posted in Elder Care

Sally, 66 years old

Last Saturday I helped to admit her and spent time advocating in the ER for pain control. (ER nurse: “She says she’s not in pain.” Me: “Please look at her face and listen to the groans of pain. That is

Posted in End of Life

Beginning

I am a social worker. I love people. Growing up, I didn’t know I was a social worker. I just knew that I loved people. Especially elderly people. The work that I do now is extremely rewarding, and helpful to

Posted in Elder Care

End of Life

Last Saturday I helped to admit her and spent time advocating in the ER for pain control. (ER nurse: “She says she’s not in pain.” Me: “Please look at her face and listen to the groans of pain. That is

Posted in End of Life