It is so very hard sitting beside someone we love as they become weaker and weaker and closer to dying. We are crying inside ourselves but not wanting to distress them with our emotions; we want to be truly there for them. I love the word ‘compassion’ as this comes from the Latin ‘cum passio’, to suffer with.
Claire Henry MBE, describes herself as “passionate about striving to improve end of life care”. She recently blogged a piece about losses during Covid, memories of her dad, his death and his funeral with Covid restrictions: