The Final Journey – Julie McFadden
Going viral was just the beginning for Hospice Nurse Julie McFadden, who is passionate about sharing the benefits of hospice care and educating on death.
Join us as we explore the work of a hospice nurse and peek behind the curtain on a truly rewarding profession. “The Hospice Nurse Julie” gives us a deeper understanding of what hospice is, and the difference it can make in the lives of patients and their loved ones. Julie McFadden, a former ICU nurse, shares the challenges she faces, how to respond to a patient's request for “Death with Dignity”, how this career changed her life, and the sometimes unexpected "surge and rally" at the end of life. It is easy to see why her videos went viral, Julie brings joy and passion to what is often seen as a dark topic. Her determination to make a difference in the lives of her patients shines through.
“To me, hospice is about living. It provides you a space to live out the rest of your life.”
Julie McFadden, BSN, RN has been a nurse for 15 years. Julie is an experienced ICU, and now Hospice/Palliative Nurse. Julie has been featured in Newsweek, USA today, The Atlantic, The Business Insider, Medscape, People, Buzz feed, and several other articles worldwide. Julie has been passionate about normalizing death through education to the masses using social media. Her tiktok has 1.1 M followers, and you can find her on all social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube) at Hospice Nurse Julie.
What caused Julie to move from ICU to hospice?
What Hospice Really Is
“Can you take me out?”
The surge and rally at end of life
What it means to “see spirits”
What percentage of people are in acceptance and ready to die gracefully?
Is it uncertainty that leads to fear?
The most challenging part of her work
“I won't stop being a hospice nurse no matter what.”
Going Viral over death and dying
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