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The Sacredness of Chronic Illness

Chronic illness can appear to be cruel.  My hospice patient who developed ALS is currently unable to do anything for herself except chew, breathe and talk.  She is unable to move her arms and legs or care for herself in … Continue reading

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Friends

Something I adopted this year when speaking to my patients and families-I would address them as “My friend…” with a sincere heart- it made such a difference. There was a shift in perception-we are in this together- friendship implies so … Continue reading

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2017

Going into a New Year I can’t help to think of my need for delusional optimism-I always say- this is going to be a better year than last year….but when I look towards the prospect of 2017 I realize it … Continue reading

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