One day, while on duty, she heard the voice of a dying patient in her head.
Hospice patient was afraid of death
Hospice care is a type of health care that focuses on the palliation of a terminally ill patient’s pain and symptoms and attending to their emotional and spiritual needs at the end of life. Hospice care prioritizes comfort and quality of life by reducing pain and suffering.
In other words, hopeless patients who know that they are going to die soon end up in the hospice. Among Julie’s wards was a middle-aged man who was very afraid of dying.
For some reason, many people believe that death is associated with unbearable pain, or at least with very strong negative feelings. Although, in fact, the sensations before death are individual for everyone, many do not even “notice” the transition to the other side and easily die in their sleep.
“Our team had a lot of conversations with him about death, over time we became very close friends,” says Julie.
“Seemed So Alive”
When the process of dying began, the nurse suddenly found herself “hearing” the voice of this patient in her head. First, the man warned her that he was dying, and then he began to “broadcast” his feelings to her.
“I felt that he was well – it was satisfaction, joy and freedom,” recalls Julie. Then the dying man said that he would not be so afraid if he knew how easy death is.
“I started crying, he seemed so alive, even though he was dying at that moment,” the hospice employee admits.
After some time, the “voice” in her head ceased to sound, and soon Julie received a message about the death of this patient.
“This story changed my attitude towards death and helped me overcome the fears associated with passing away,” says the nurse.
The case with Julie is quite unique. There are many stories about what happens to people before they die. For example, they see their deceased relatives and friends or strangers who are guides to the next world.
Sometimes people make themselves known to relatives or friends at the time of death: for example, they see their image or hear their voice. But usually it is one or more phrases. And in Julia’s case, the dying man delivered an entire telepathic speech.
Some might say that the patient had some kind of psychic ability, or that Julie herself has such abilities. But it is not always the case.
One way or another, this episode shows that communication between people can also take place in a non-verbal form, and even if a person’s consciousness fades away.
It is possible that over time these processes will be studied by scientists, and we will understand how they function.