Hope Hospice: Meet Nurse Kristine Harvard
When it comes to hospice care, having a team of professionals who are dedicated and compassionate can make all the difference. At Hope Hospice, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional care to our patients and their families during challenging times. We are honored to have Kristine Harvard, one of our LPN hospice nurses, on our team. We had the opportunity to interview Kristine and learn more about her experience as a hospice nurse.
What Inspired Kristine to Become a Hospice Nurse?
Kristine shared that her personal experience with hospice care played a significant role in her decision to become a hospice nurse. She believes her experience has allowed her to understand the importance of providing comfort care to patients and their families. Kristine sees her role in hospice care as a calling, not just a career.
The Most Rewarding Aspect of Being a Hospice Employee
Helping people during their hospice transition is one of the most rewarding aspects of Kristine’s job. She finds it incredibly rewarding to provide comfort care to her patients and their families during difficult times. At Hope Hospice, we believe every patient deserves personalized attention and care, and Kristine embodies this belief.
Advice for Those Considering a Career in Hospice Care
Kristine believes that hospice care is more of a calling than a career. She suggests that those considering a career in hospice care should understand that it comes with positive and negative aspects. She also emphasizes the importance of being compassionate and deeply understanding the needs of terminally ill patients.
How Being a Hospice Employee Has Made Kristine a Better Caregiver
Working in hospice care has made Kristine more open-minded and understanding of the unique journeys that every patient goes through. She sees the importance of providing personalized care to patients and their families. She has learned patience, love, and acceptance as a caregiver, knowing she may not have all the answers.
What Has Kristine Learned From the Patients She Has Worked With?
Working with hospice patients has taught Kristine much about life, death, and the compassion needed to provide meaningful care. From them, she has learned about courage and resilience through adversity, the value of connection and community, and that suffering can be eased by a kind touch. She has also learned about the importance of self-acceptance and living authentically regardless of one’s personal circumstances.
How Does the Care Provided by Hope Hospice Make a Difference in the Lives of Patients and Their Families?
The care provided by Hope Hospice makes a significant difference in the lives of patients and their families by providing emotional, spiritual, and physical comfort to those in the late stages of their illness. Hope Hospice offers individualized and personalized care to meet the needs of each patient, putting their comfort, safety, and well-being at the forefront of the care team’s goals. Our staff of experienced and compassionate professionals has the expertise to provide medical and emotional support for the patient and their family.
What Makes Hope Hospice Different?
Kristine says Hope Hospice’s individualized and personal attention to patients sets us apart. Our caring and compassionate staff provides exceptional care tailored to each patient’s unique needs. At Hope Hospice, we provide our staff with the proper tools and support, allowing them to provide the best care possible.
How Has Kristine’s Experience at Hope Hospice Made a Positive Impact on Her?
Kristine has grown as a nurse and a person during her time at Hope Hospice. She has become more compassionate, thorough, and supportive of her fellow nurses. As a team player, Kristine embodies the values we hold dear at Hope Hospice.
Let Us Help You Make Your Hospice Transition Comfortable
At Hope Hospice, we understand the challenges that come with hospice care. That’s why we provide empathetic and patient-focused care to our patients and their families. If you or a loved one needs hospice care, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our dedicated and caring team is waiting to support you and care you need during this difficult time.