A woman who’s been working as a hospice nurse for more than 15 years has revealed the most common thing people say right before they die, and it’s not what you think…
A hospice nurse reveals the most common thing people utter right before they die.
A registered nurse, Julie from LA California, has worked in a hospice for about 5 years.
The nurse is sharing her knowledge on TikTok and has over 1.1M followers!
With her heartwarming comments and working the job she loves, she is going viral on TikTok by sharing knowledge on what people can expect when they, or someone they love, pass away.
“I love educating patients and families about what to expect with hospices and what to expect with the specific disease they are dying from.
“I also really like giving the patient and family some comfort knowing we will be there to manage their symptoms,” she says.
“I have worked as a hospice nurse for about five-six years and before that, I was an ICU nurse for nine years so I’ve been doing this type of work for 15 years.”
Julie’s aim, who shares an insights of her day-to-day job is to educate people on what to expect when they go to the spiritual realm.
She posted a video of what normally happens when people are at the end of their life — that look abnormal, but are almost always normal.
Julie went on to say that people have changes in skin colour, terminal secretion, fevers and changes in breaking, which is all part of the process.
@hospicenursejulie #hospicenursejulie #nurse #learnontiktok #ForzaHorizon5GO #nursesoftiktok ♬ original sound – 💕 Hospice nurse Julie 💕
She said: “The best part about my job is educating patients and families about death and dying as well as supporting them emotionally and physically.
“Also, helping them to understand what to expect is another part of my job as a hospice nurse.
“There is something most people say before they die and it’s usually ‘I love you’ or they call out to their mum or dad — who have usually already died.”
Julie says that it’s hard to generalize as to what happens to people when they die, as everyone is different, but when people die naturally in a hospice care, most people show the same signs and symptoms.
This is the so-called the ‘actively dying phase.’
Julie says: “The symptoms of the actively dying phase include changes in consciousness (unconscious), changes in breathing, mottling and terminal secretions.”
“These are normal and NOT painful or uncomfortable.”
“Our bodies take care of ourselves at the end of life — the less we intervene, the better.”
Julie is completely against some assumptions that people make. She states that it’s not true that everyone in hospice care just dies right away, and that morphine makes people die faster.
“There are some assumptions that people make. Another one that’s completely not true is that hospices kill people.”
It’s been more than a year since Julie started sharing insights of her job on social media — and is shocked by the responses she got so far.
Recently my dad passed away, my mom 12 years ago, and I am 30 years old. It’s of great comfort and peace to hear what she has to say about people passing on to the next spiritual phase.
She answers all the questions she can from the viewers and helps us educate with a process part of life called death.
She said: “I knew I had a lot of interesting information about death and dying that most people don’t know about. I want to normalise death by educating people about it. I went home to visit my family, and my tween nieces were on TikTok making dance videos.”
“I later went on TikTok to see their dances. This gave me the idea of starting my own TikTok about death and dying, four days later I did it and it took off.”
Another nurse wrote a book on the biggest regrets people have on their deathbed, and they all repeat the same regrets before they die over and over again, and everyone should be aware of them. Read more about them HERE.
Please make sure to SHARE this article and keep people informed. Death is a process of life and it should be a part of our knowledge, instead of reason to fear life.
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