Monthly Archives: July 2005

Endings

When I started working in health care, I wondered how I would react to having to deal with the death of a patient, and how I would feel about touching a dead body. As it turned out, I found it to be a deeply moving experience. This is an essay I wrote a year or so ago, after my first such experience. Tom died today. His name wasn’t really “Tom”. That’s just what his friends called him, probably because his real name was one of those that kids get teased … Continue reading

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