NPR Bedside Manner: Conversation with Patients About Death - Dr. Pauline Chen & Dr. Beth Lown Doctors often struggle with conversations about death. A reflection on how difficult situations can be made even more so when doctors are less than forthcoming about death and dying.
Contributor: AdminJanuary 8, 2015Topics: / Keywords: / / / / / / /
YouTube “Last Day” - Chapter 21 - Charlotte’s Web - As Read by E.B. White Many of us first confronted death when reading books in our childhood, including E.B. White’s classic, Charlotte’s Web. Those of you who are parents have or will soon have the opportunity to re-read this with their children, something that will vividly demonstrate how one's individual context can change over time. Here, for your contemplation of your reaction then and now, is chapter 21 – Last Day, read in the author’s voice.
Contributor: AdminJanuary 8, 2015Topics: / Keywords: / / / /
YouTube “To One Who Will Shortly Die” - Poem by Walt Whitman (Read Aloud) A poem about impending loss.
Contributor: AdminJanuary 8, 2015Topics: / Keywords: /
New York Times Choosing to Die After a Struggle with Life by Robin Marantz Henig Conclusion to the previous piece. A loved one’s struggle to match their dying partner’s resolve as they approach the end of life and determining a ‘good’ death.
Contributor: AdminJanuary 8, 2015Topics: / Keywords: / / / / / / / /
New York Times A Life-or-Death Situation by Robin Marantz Henig A discussion of the inherently personal nature of the concept of the end of life and the decisions that occur along with it. A patient’s decision, a loved one’s struggle and where should healthcare fit in?
Contributor: AdminJanuary 8, 2015Topics: / Keywords: / / / / / / / /
New York Times The Gift at an Ending by Diane Melton An author’s reflection on observing and interacting with her husband as he confronted his mother’s death.
Contributor: AdminJanuary 8, 2015Topics: / Keywords: / / / /
New York Times How Doctors Die: Showing Others the Way by Dan Gorenstein A doctor’s personal account of finding the courage to break the pattern and stop fighting.
Contributor: AdminJanuary 8, 2015Topics: / Keywords: / / / / / / / /
Sounding Board Sounding Board - Death and Dignity - A Case of Individualized Decision Making by Timothy E. Quill, M.D. A doctor’s reflection on how to get to know one’s patient, how to respond to the impending loss of a patient and how to assist a patient in their attempt to die on their own terms.
Contributor: AdminJanuary 8, 2015Topics: / Keywords: / / / / / /
The New Yorker Letting Go by Atul Gawande, M.D. What should healthcare do when it can’t save your life?
Contributor: AdminJanuary 7, 2015Topics: / Keywords: / / / / / /