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Compassionate listening more important than ever

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When Maureen Dillon's days as a registered nurse were filled more by computers and machines than patients, she quit and found a job where people were the focus.

Dillon has been the parish nurse at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in St. Paul Park for the past 10 years -- the best 10 years of her nursing career, she said recently.

Her job is mostly compassionate listening, she says. "I help people sort out their needs for themselves."

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