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
Nurses crying. That’s what I hear from fellow nurses on the front lines treating Covid-19 patients. A nurse will begin the shift crying and end it crying. Crying. And we are not a profession that cries easily. Frontline...Read More
I am thinking of you all. My bedside nursing has significantly cut back over the last few weeks. Using video to interact with my patients has become my new tool in caring for the ill, the community and myself. I never fathomed I...Read More
As this year closes and we look forward to the New Year I wish for you “wise hope,” seeing things just as they are. “Wise hope,” writes philosophers and sages alike, “requires that we open ourselves up to what we do not know,...Read More
Halloween is one of the world’s oldest Holidays and is celebrated around the world. For us here in the states it is a night of dressing up and going door to door to collect treats. But for many cultures it is a time to...Read More
What books or sources of inspiration will we reach for when we know we will die soon? And do we seek these resources to prepare ourselves for death, as the ancient Egyptians did with the “Book of the Dead”? Or, do we want to...Read More
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