Sunday, November 14, 2010

The dignity of dying at home

From The New York Times comes this wonderful positive article about dying at home surrounded by the people, places and things that give us comfort.

"The crucial thing, said Dr. Cheryl Phillips, a past president of the American Geriatrics Society and the chief medical officer for On Lok Lifeways, a nonprofit organization that provides services for the frail elderly in greater San Francisco, is finding out what makes the person who is dying feel most at ease. “If there was one thing that would make a difference, what would it be?” she said. “It’s amazing how creative people can be to make these special wishes come true.”"

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We need these positive stories to help us if we have to face our own death and to remind ourselves that death with dignity can be natural.