COVID-19: No one should die alone


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COVID-19: No one should die alone

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I read a post 
"No one should die alone" referring to dying alone
in a nursing home. 

My mind goes to 
the many COVID-19 patients 
in Intensive Care Units
who had to die alone 
without their loved ones 
around them.

"Nurse, I am scared to die!"
" Uncle, I will chant a prayer together with you."

Another Buddhist nurse said: 
"According to a Buddhist monk, 
it is better to inform the dying to remember the good deeds 
they have done so that 
they may reborn
in a better realm."

A Muslim healthcare worker 
would hold 
the dying patient's hand 
and say a prayer
during their last breaths.

A Hindu nurse said,
"We can chant 
Om Shivaya Namaha 
or Om Namo Shivaya." 

A Christian nurse said, 
"I would do this:
With both my praying hands held over her/ his praying hands and recite Psalm 23: V 1 - 6"

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When everything else seems futile, spirituality offers great solace and comfort.

Even a Hindu doctor had recited Islamic prayer for a patient on death bed!

Published by Chen Song Ping @ TPTan

Chen S.P. enjoys pottery works, cartoons, painting and poems. She shares insightful experiences about being a carer for people with mental illness and cancer.

10 thoughts on “COVID-19: No one should die alone

      1. Really it is very sad situation. Let’s pray to God for removing covid from this world.
        My best regards to you for your dedication and services to the mankind. 😊🙏🙏

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