New York Times How long have I got left? A young neurosurgeon describes his struggle with living and dying, in the framework of incurable cancer.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoDecember 5, 2018Topics: / / / Keywords: / / / /
New York Times The murderer in the mirror (2 min read) A surgeon's reflection on the death of his patient.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoNovember 26, 2018Topics: / / / / Keywords: / / / /
A birth plan for dying Hanna Neuschwander grapples with ending a wanted pregnancy, and finds that “right” or “wrong” fail to describe the moral reckoning.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoOctober 1, 2018Topics: / / / Keywords: / /
TED_light_200x200 Dying Well Is there a way to talk about death candidly, without fear ... and even with humor? How can we best prepare for it with those we love? This hour, TED speakers explore the beauty of life ... and death. When you click on the link, you can see all the little segments or listen to the whole thing. It's lovely.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoOctober 1, 2018Topics: / / Keywords: / / / /
cnn What happens when a patient says, "Doc, help me die." Mercy, compassion - does this fade at the end of life? Does ending a life conflict with our values as physicians? Read for one physician's perspective.
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Washington-Post Why Doctor's Kill Themselves
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New York Times How Doctors Die a look at how - and why - doctors often choose differently from their patients when making decisions about their own deaths.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoNovember 20, 2017Topics: / / / Keywords: /
Is suffering the enemy? The relief of suffering is the great goal of medicine. Sometimes physicians give up on suffering when they can't treat the underlying condition. Can we do better? Here's some thoughts on how.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoJuly 20, 2017Topics: / / / Keywords: / / /
tedmed_wh_rgb What makes a life worth living in the face of death In this deeply moving talk, Lucy Kalanithi reflects on life and purpose, sharing the story of her late husband, Paul, a young neurosurgeon who turned to writing after his terminal cancer diagnosis. "Engaging in the full range of experience — living and dying, love and loss — is what we get to do," Kalanithi says. "Being human doesn't happen despite suffering — it happens within it."
Contributor: Francesca CiminoMay 31, 2017Topics: / / / / / / Keywords: / /