Our expert says:
There are few creatures so dangerous as women who "used to be a nurse" and who don't recognize their limitations. She knows NOTHING of proper use of meds to control terminal pain and other symptoms, and cannot prescribe meds even if she knew how to manage the symptom control. I am frankly disguested to hear of someone whose ego is so huge and vulnerable that they would allow a loved one to suffer avoidable pain and other syhmptoms, simply so that they can show off, and who would prevent thir loved one from receiving care from people with infinitely more expertise and experience than she.
Thouh Morphine, properly used, can be very valuable, it's uncommon for someone to need pills, liquid AND patches. Who is deciding what doses to use, when and how ? I"m no even sure how legal it is to allow someone not currently registered as a nurse to administer such meds.
Maybe the hospice SW can help as a start, and let you clarify what other help yo might need. I'm sure others here can clarify what CBT counselling is, as it's something I discuss so often here in this forum, and if you check the archives of the forum, you'll find many explanations of it
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