... it may seem contradictory that working with dying patients is life affirming but it is. Euthanasia not only robs the dying of their last remaining days, it robs the health care professionals of their ability to be empathetic. I know too many medical professionals who become robotic and devoid of emotion while providing care; duty usurps compassion.
The dying have so much to offer society and even more to teach us about love & life. We should never be so quick to stifle or extinguish the light they provide.
One invaluable thing I have learned thus far is to never be afraid to tell the people that mean the most to you what is on your heart. Never.