Category Archives: palliative care

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

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My state of uneasy transition

I’m in a state of uneasy transition. Although I am uncommonly eager to embrace change, I am no less challenged by it than are most people. I am about to leave one job and start a new one, and to … Continue reading

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>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

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>Still Life and Non-Sense

> It’s snowing in Seattle and after risking frostbite, waiting for the never-appearing bus, listening to the traffic report, or falling on icy asphalt, everyone is now sitting at home watching the snow. Seattle closes down when it snows. Schools … Continue reading

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>Occasional Notes from Seattle

> For the past two months, I have been sending occasional notes to my “palliative pals” at the Lehigh Valley Health Network where I worked with the palliative care team for 2 years, before moving to Seattle to join the … Continue reading

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