Death is difficult for a sick person to face, but nurses time and time again say that the families of a dying person are often the ones with even tougher emotional hurdles to overcome.

Shawn Brast, MSN, RN, CCRN, NRP

Processing my dad's mortality

Marilyn Crockett, RN, PSM

Learning how to let go the hard way

Amy Getter, MS, RN, CHPN

When families push too hard for a patient to keep fighting

Mohammad Afzal Khan, RN

Helping patients and families face reality

Kim McCloskey, RN, BSN

Finding love and empathy in the worst of times

Robert Smeltz, RN, MA, NP, ACHPN

Getting family to truly hear a patient's wishes