Category Archives: death and dying

Back to dying …

I have returned to the work I love, tending to the living as they consider or fail to consider the experience of dying and the reality of death. I feel at home again. And, as if in a gesture of … Continue reading

Posted in death and dying, palliative care, thoughts on working | 2 Comments

When I have the stroke, please let me go

Last week, I found out my potassium level was low. It was 3.1 (normal range, 3.5-4.5 mEq/L). I guess I didn’t realize how much this was affecting me—I’ve been extremely tired, even with 10 hours sleep every night, lots of … Continue reading

Posted in death and dying, human suffering | 3 Comments

>Closing Up Shop

> I’ve been thinking for some time now about getting rid of stuff. Mostly just thinking about it. I disposed of quite a lot of furniture, books, and sundry duplicate items when I sold my home in Pennsylvania and moved … Continue reading

Posted in death and dying | 4 Comments

>Planning to Die

>Since I lost a job in palliative care, I’ve been at a loss for blog material. Or not so much lack of material, but an absent platform. I haven’t stopped thinking about end-of-life care, not at all. But for a … Continue reading

Posted in death and dying, death with dignity, poetry stuff | Leave a comment

>Palliative Care Grand Rounds: August 2009

> Welcome to the seventh issue of Palliative Care Grand Rounds, a potpourri of insightful, relevant, challenging, oft-times poignant and always well-written postings from the blogosphere. PGR appears the first Wednesday of each month. As your host for August, I … Continue reading

Posted in advance care planning, death and dying, hospice, palliative care | 13 Comments