There is a story of a cat, Oscar that was apparently better than most doctors at predicting when a terminally ill patient was about to die. The story appeared, astonishingly, in The New England Journal of Medicine in the summer...Read More
Author: Mary Ann Papageorge
We never value or even see some things in our lives until we are just about to lose them. This is particularly true of health. When we are in good health, we are so busy in the world that we never even notice how well we are....Read More
To paraphrase the writer Viet Thanh Nguyen – the death of each of my patients is lived twice: once in current time and once in memory. Some of my memories of patients are intensely vivid, as if they were shot in...Read More
On this last full-moon of the year, we reflect that this has been a year like no other, a year few of us could have ever imagined… a year of loss, a year of uncertainty, a year of adapting… or not. Today, some billions of people...Read More
Many Christmas’s ago a patient of mine presented me with this Poem. It became one of my cherished gifts and reminders of who we are as people and particularly patients. What do you see, nurses, what do you see? What are...Read More
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