A hospice nurse has opened up about unexplained phenomena before someone’s death in a series of TikTok videos.
The nurse’s videos have garnered a lot of attention on social media which made her go viral.
Who is hospice nurse Julie?
A hospice nurse, called Julie, from Los Angeles has gone viral on TikTok following her videos about her work.
She has worked in a hospice for about five years and as an ICU nurse for nine years, meaning that she has worked in this field for 14 years.
The medical professional runs the TikTok account @hospicenursejulie which has amassed 383,000 followers at the time of publication.
Nurse explains phenomenon “the rally”
In a series of TikTok videos, Julie gave an insight into her job and shared information about what people can expect before they die.
The nurse explained that she got into making TikTok videos after seeing her nieces on the social media platform which inspired her to educate people about her work.
“I want to normalise death by educating people about it. I went home to visit my family, and my tween nieces were on TikTok making dance videos,” Julie said in one of her videos. “I later went on TikTok to see their dances. This gave me the idea of starting my own TikTok about death and dying, four days later I did it and it took off.
“I’ve been doing it for six months now and have over 340,000 followers – it’s crazy!”
In another video, she shared details about the so-called phenomenon “the rally”, which is a period of time that sees improvement in patients’ health before their death.
Julie explained: “This is when someone is really sick and almost towards actively dying, meaning dying within a few days, and then suddenly they look like they are ‘better’.
“This can manifest in a lot of ways, but a lot of times they suddenly eat, they’ll suddenly talk, maybe even walk, they act like their old self, they have a little more personality, kind of laughing, talking, joking, but they usually they die within a few days after this.”
As per information on Aging Care, “the rally” is described as a “sudden burst of energy before death” which has been seen by a number of nurses, caregivers and doctors in their work with patients, according to the website.
Nurse explains second phenomenon
In a second video, Julie opened up about another phenomenon which sees patients seeing dead family members, friends or pets before they die.
“It usually happens a month or so before the patient dies, they start seeing dead relatives, dead friends, old pets that have passed on, spirits, angels, that are visiting them and only they can see them. Sometimes it’s through a dream, sometimes they physically see them, and they’ll actually ask us ‘Do you see what I’m seeing,’” Julie explained.
“They’re usually not afraid, it’s usually very comforting to them and they usually say they’re sending a message like ‘we’re coming to get you soon’ or ‘don’t worry, we’ll help you.’ Most people love this, they’re very comforted by it, it’s not scary to them.”
Julie has received a lot of heart-warming comments from her followers for breaking the taboo about talking about death. “Thank you for taking the fear out of this journey,” commented one person, while another one added:
“You’ve made me understand so many things.”
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