Written for The Haiku Challenge 2012 - Day 16 – February 16th – Theme or Word: Sin Form: Haibun
I am an oncology nurse. I see very ill patients every day. It sometimes feels as a sin to do what the physician wants me to do. Of course the goal is to make the patient healthy again, but there are lines I don't want to cross. Patients, e.g. with lung cancer, are at the end of there strength and nevertheless the physician wants to do everything. I can understand that. Physicians are healers, but not to all costs. Very ill patients not becoming healthy anymore must have the chance to die in peace and with a certain quality of Life and in dignity. Patients must have a perfect way to die. I think it's a sin, an imperfection, to cross the lines and take the patient's dignity and quality of life.
death can be a friend
the savior of very ill people -
a flower of light
See you tomorrow ... for another challenge day.