When Anya first contacted me, via email, she wasn’t even sure she wanted to tell her story, but she wanted to try. I encouraged her to write it, even if she didn’t want it to be posted. We spent some… Continue Reading
The second part of guest author Anya Humphrey’s three-part post. A year after her husband died, her son was diagnosed with testicular cancer. This is his story.
Our guest blogger this week is Anya Humphrey. Anya’s story is long and complex, but we thought it important enough to share in full. As a result, we’ve broken it into three parts — each an aspect of the same… Continue Reading
This week’s guest author, Dale Long, reflects upon grief. Other pieces in this series have focused on other aspects of dying, but grief and mourning are important too. As Larry Librach used to say, the palliative care physician supports the… Continue Reading
Today we’re returning to our “how we die” postings. This is a story of three deaths: a mother, a father and a brother. It says much about the devastating power of grief, but it also sheds some light on dying… Continue Reading
We take a short diversion in our series on “How We Die” this week to consider another aspect of palliative care: the work done by Therapy Dogs. Guest author Fran Carnerie writes from the heart about a handful of patients… Continue Reading
In this, the third article in our series by guest authors on “How We Die”, Barbara Nutley Hunter recounts the death of her mother. She raises a question which Larry Librach and I discussed at length during his final illness,… Continue Reading
This is the first in what I hope will be a series of articles from guest authors on how we die in the modern world. Sue Reynold’s short memoir of her friend Janet’s death contains many echoes, for me, of… Continue Reading