By: Uriel Villalobos
Hospice, the occupation set on establishing a better quality of life for terminally ill people. Yet this occupation does require a rather big emotional capacity and control, according to a hospice worker that wished to stay anonymous. When asked on what ethics are needed in the workplace, the hospice worker stated, “It is mainly built on respect and compassion. With your patients, you just have to realize that they are terminally ill and your job is to help make their final days or weeks just great for them and their family. So if you just take those main moral ethics, you’ll be able to be seen with a sense of professionality and self-respect as you are doing your job the right way and the best way”.
Yet in a job with this setting, having a good emotional capacity is necessary if you want to remain calm during patient visits because at times, the job can get rather emotional and at sometimes heartbreaking. Yet by having steady emotions, you’ll be able to have a career full of worthwhile experiences with strong life lessons and ethics revolved around sympathy and a golden heart for others.