Rev. Paul Bricker published in Spirit of Chaplaincy
Congratulations to Rev. Paul Bricker, a WVIS Associate Spiritual Director! He was published in the “Spirit of Chaplaincy”, a publication of the National VA Chaplain Center in Hampton, VA. We thank you, Paul, for your devotion to the veterans of our armed forces. Paul’s article is below:
A hospice nurse at another hospital told me this: “My eight year old daughter said to me: ‘Mommy, you must not be a very good nurse because all your patients die’.” This is the reality of working in hospice.
After one grueling week in which we had four deaths, I noticed that gloom had set in our hospice unit. There are many ceremonies one can do…. What I did was a beer run.
I bought one case of diet root beer and one case of regular root beer and distributed them ice cold to the staff. This ceremony brought a level of relief to our floor.
Chaplain Paul Bricker