Recently, I was approached by an inpatient nurse here at MVH. She asked to speak to a nurse leader. As an Associate Nurse Manager, one never knows what to expect in these situations. This time, I was pleasantly surprised. She explained to me that her father-in-law was a patient in our emergency room and he was gravely ill. The plan was to admit him, keep him comfortable and await Hospice placement. Lyndon Dueck was the ER nurse who cared for him. She could not compliment Lyndon enough on the outstanding care he provided for her father-in-law in his last moments. She remarked on his compassionate manner and attention to detail. She stated that Lyndon ensured the patient’s comfort with appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic comfort measures. He made sure to include the family in decision making and made sure the patient was never alone during his stay. Lyndon kept the family informed every step of the way and expressed genuine concern for their well-being. His kind words and gentle nature made all the difference for them.
This family wished to thank Lyndon for having such an impact on their loved one’s last moments.