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Nina Angela McKissock

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As a former pilot, an umpire who "blew the whistle" around the world, and as an insatiably curious person, registered nurse Nina Angela McKissock's memoir brings the reader into her deeply colorful, curious and creative life as a hospice nurse and world explorer. She was featured on the Spirituality Channel’s three-part television series Crossing Over: From Hospice to Heaven, has created hospital-based programs on Death and Dying and Bereavement, and was the Executive Director and Founder of Serenity House and Hospice Support in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Before that, she worked as a nurse in top-rated hospitals including The National Cancer Institute in Frederick, Maryland, and Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. McKissock lives ...more

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Thank you and congratulations. Just know yourself, or else you will bring all your fears, prejudices, stereotypes and "agenda" to the…more
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Thank you and congratulations. Just know yourself, or else you will bring all your fears, prejudices, stereotypes and "agenda" to the bedside. You must understand the difference between sympathy and compassion, helping and serving a person.
Don't worry about the "God" question. This care is about being truly human, truly loving, truly vulnerable. You will be asked to re-open YOUR wounds every time you walk into someone's room.
Make sure your personal life is full and take extra Vitamin D3 for the stress of caring.
Go live a full life!
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“As Stephen Levine says, “When your fear touches someone’s pain it becomes pity; when your love touches someone’s pain, it becomes compassion.”
Nina Angela McKissock, From Sun to Sun: A Hospice Nurse Reflects on the Art of Dying

“I know my role is to walk toward death with those who are dying. But the lesson that keeps repeating itself is this: in all its odd forms, love always wins over fear.”
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“In this country, we think of dying primarily as a medical event. It’s much more than that. It’s about relationships: to ourselves, those we may be caring for, or those caring for us. Caring for the dying can be an intense, intimate, and deeply enlivening experience. Death can be an extraordinary mirror through which we see ourselves.”
Nina Angela McKissock, From Sun to Sun: A Hospice Nurse Reflects on the Art of Dying

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I will find that special person who is wrong for me in just the right way.”
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