Amanda Dawson

Amanda Dawson

Amanda Dawson, BSN, RN

Cardiovascular Med/Surg
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri
United States

Amanda,
The family of E would like to recognize the outstanding comfort care measures that you put forth for our loved one, during his final days. We can't thank you enough for the compassion, concern, and attention you demonstrated towards not only the patient but our whole family. I know there were a lot of us in his room and probably in the way of doing your job most of the time. You never completed one bit and took the extra time to make him and us as comfortable as possible. We could not have asked for a more skilled, professional, dedicated, and caring nurse. As hard as it was on us, we realize it cannot be easy on your either. Thank you for having the strength and courage to face that with us and give him the dignity that you did. You helped him from suffering. You helped our whole family during the worst time we have ever experienced. I hope you find peace and pride in that fact. Our family will never be able to return such kindness so please accept our gratitude and well-wishes for you.

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Also, thank you for the patience of addressing all our many questions and concerns. I could tell you knew we didn't need the text-book answers, but those that come from the heart, and you delivered. I guess when people go into nursing, maybe they imagine always being able to save their patients and save the day. I want you to know you still saved the day; you saved us from going through a difficult time alone. You helped in more ways than you will ever know. You are an excellent nurse. I cannot thank you enough.