Julie is a palliative care nurse: “This is what people often say before they die”

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Julie McFadden has worked as a palliative care nurse for the past five years. Before that, she worked in intensive care for over ten years. “The best part of my job is educating patients and their families about death, as well as supporting them emotionally and physically,” she tells The Sun.

“There’s something most people say before they die and it’s usually ‘I love you’ or they call their mom or dad who’s usually already dead,” says Julie.

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Among the topics she discusses on her social networks, she also talks about things that can happen at the end of a person’s life that seem “abnormal”, but which are “actually quite normal”: changes in breathing, skin color, fevers… The nurse indicates that most people who die naturally in palliative care have the same signs and symptoms. “These are normal and neither painful nor uncomfortable. Our body takes care of us at the end of our life. The less we intervene, the better. “

“I want to normalize death by educating people about it,” finally confides the nurse, who has more than 412,000 followers on TikTok.

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