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I could not be more pleased to have my poem about one of my most memorable patients published in American Journal of Nursing, the world's oldest and largest nursing journal.     See the original here.

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How to Comfort

The text message arrived late on a Saturday night: our patient had died. It was the on-call fellow letting the rest of the team know that her passing had been peaceful and beautiful. The news was expected; the only question had been on which of a handful of days it would occur. The message flashed …

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In Honor of Karen: The Road to Palliative Care

The first palliative care "consult" I ever did was on my friend's mother.* The reason it's in quotes is that it is generally considered unethical for physicians to treat family members and friends... and that I actually was not yet a physician. My friend's mother was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme - a terribly aggressive,  virtually …

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