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Patients’ 5 most common deathbed confessions

Working in health care provides a real education — in human nature as much as in biology.

One former hospice worker has written a book about what she’s learned from talking to her terminally ill patients. Here she shares their five most common deathbed “confessions.”

  1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
  2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.
  3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
  4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
  5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

What life lessons have you learned from your time in the health care field? Share your insights in the comments.

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