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Episode 7: Death and Dying from the Perspective of a Hospice Nurse – An Interview with Nurse Penny

In episode # 7, host Tim Jordan interviews Hospice Nurse Penny Hawkins-Smith about her perspective on death and dying. During this fascinating interview, they cover many topics including the challenges involved for families in letting their dying loved one decide how much they want to eat or drink; myths of hospice care; the “death rattle;” how the dying often rally right before death; how the dying often see or reach for people or things in the room; weird things experienced in hospice care; and whether Hospice Nurse Penny believes that death is a door or a wall. Be sure to listen to this excellent conversation!

Hospice Nurse Penny is a major media influencer! She is approaching one million followers on her various social media accounts. You can find her at:

  • YouTube: hospicenursepenny

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