“She often still asks for a 'safe arrival' call when one of us leaves to go home,” said Gail. “That's the kind of mom she was.”
Reflection on the meaning and blessings inherent in losing oneself in the care of another person can strengthen caregivers to their task.
As Viktor Frankl wrote in “Man’s Search For Meaning”:
“In some ways suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning, such as the meaning of a sacrifice.”
Reviewed July 29, 2016
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith
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2) Stuart Stress Adaptation Model NursingPlanet.com. Retrieved July 26, 2016.