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
Author: Mary Ann Papageorge
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
A while ago my husband and I began reviewing and editing 50+ years of videotape we recently digitized. There was footage of grandparents, parents, friends and family, births and celebrations that I had long since forgotten. Who...Read More
When my cat Tiger died she left a nearly unbearable ache in my heart. Animals do this: They hold joy and love and solace in a way humans can’t, and then they die. But after she died, I heard her. I was sitting at my desk and the...Read More
“If time were short, where would you want to be?” As a palliative care clinician, I regularly ask my patients, or their family members, where they want to die. Having asked this of hundreds of patients, I have come to expect...Read More
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