Compassionate listening more important than ever
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."