Nurse Fulfilled Dying Man’s Last Wish Which Was Against Hospital Rules

We take a lot of things for granted.

While drinking wine and smoking a cigarette might not seem such a big deal to you, these little things can mean a lot to some people. Especially people who are on their death beds. You see, Carsten Hansen was a 75-year-old man who knew he was going to die soon.

He was admitted to the hospital in Denmark in April because he suffered a ruptured aortic aneurysm. He was too frail to survive the surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm. So he was aware that he only had a few hours to live.

Hansen told his nurses his dying wish which was that he wanted to relax with a glass of cold white wine, a cigarette, and a view of the setting sun. The wine was not hard to buy, neither was the view since his room was luckily close to a balcony. The thing that proved to be difficult was the cigarettes since they were not allowed in the hospital.

Rikki Kvist, who was Hansen’s nurse, decided that it was okay to break this rule. So they wheeled him out to the balcony and allowed him a few moments to enjoy with his family.

It was a very cozy and relaxed atmosphere. Of course they were relatives also affected by the fact that he was going to die, and they were sad. But it was cozy and there was humor.


People had heartwarming responses to the nurse’s decision.

“Exactly as it should be, wish I could have done this for my dad, good on his family and respect to the hospital staff for showing humanity.” One user wrote.

“You’re not only a hospital but a place where people can still dream, even if the life won’t give them any more opportunities.” Another one chimed in.

“In these times where sometimes humanity seems to fade away, posts like these keep the fire burning. I wish the family of Mr. Hansen all the best in these difficult times.” Offered a third.

Hansen peacefully passed away on April 28.

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