Samuel Krishna


1. What is your name?
Samuel Krishna

2. Which hospice do you work for?
Highway Hospice

3. What do you do there?
Palliative Professional Nurse

4. How long have you been there?
3 and half years


1. Why did you decide to focus on palliative care?
I have nursed in most other disciplines of nursing in my 34 year nursing career and felt equipped to manage Palliative Care.

2. What gives you the greatest fulfilment?
Knowing you are there for someone nearing the end of life cycle.

3. What do you find the most challenging?
Lack of support systems in patients’ home based care.

4. What do you think people find the most challenging about a life-threatening diagnosis?

5. What do you think that you personally bring to your job that reflects who you are as a person?
Ability to allow patients and or family to verbalize fears and anxieties.

6. How do you take care of your own health and balance?
Visit a Physician, listen to music or go to the beach.

7. What is your advice to anyone else wishing to join your profession?
You must have the desire to perform Holistic Nursing.

8. What is your advice to anyone given a life-threatening diagnosis?
To seek the help of a support system (friend) family, support groups, religion , spiritual leader or psychologist.

9. What is your advice to the loved ones of anyone who is given a life-threatening diagnosis?
Same as above.

10. How do your loved ones feel about the work that you do?
Not applicable.

11. What do you like the most about the hospice that you work with?

12. Do you have a “motto” that you tend to live by that you would like to share?
Treat others as you would like to be treated.