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
Author: Mary Ann Papageorge
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
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
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