Monday, May 11, 2020
As reported by Stateline, The Pew Charitable Trusts
As Melissa Moody leaned over the bed of her patient, a dying old woman with COVID-19 and dementia, she was surprised when the woman raised a wavering hand and gently caressed the shield that covered the hospice nurse’s face.
“She wanted to stroke my cheek, but instead stroked my face shield,” said Moody, who runs an in-patient, COVID-only, pop-up hospice unit near New Orleans.
“It struck me that she needed to feel human touch at the end of her life.”