Sometimes heroes only need to listen

“Good girl.”  She closed her eyes and lay her head back on the stretcher…

While it’s not the adrenaline rush that first responders brag about back at the station, it does give meaning to what the job is about. There’s probably no such thing as a routine Hospice call for people in the emergency services field; it can’t be easy to know that you’re giving someone their last ride. However, this paramedic so very beautifully and delicately shared her experience in this story recently published by JEMS online.

For all of us in every vocation, there’s a lesson in compassion and tenderness: sometimes the most heroic thing we can do for those in our care, is to simply listen.