My first encounters with dying patients were nervous, uncertain affairs. Unsure of my role as a homeopath and the needs of my patients, I let myself be guided by the demands of family members who wanted me to “do something” or by the requests of medical staff for “gentle medication”. I noticed that my responses to these demands were often clouded by my own unconscious feelings about death – my proximity to death seemed to highlight and amplify all my own fears, insecurities, and wounding. I realized that if I were to be of real service to my dying patients, I had to do some deep inner work to heal myself and find some new tools that were not to be found in my homeopathic texts.
Declan Hammond writes about Death in Spectrum of Homoeopathy. Republished with thanks.
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