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The Ritual (My patient has died Part 10)

There is no poetry when you know You will repeat the ritual Until you become the ritual. And in the end, We all become the ritual.

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A counselling psychologist’s experience(My patient has died Part 9)

Why do I call him 21? Because that was his bed number. Also, I unlearned his name. I'm sure I could find his name in my phone book if I looked hard enough, but I don't want to.

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Our patient has died

If you didn't know him, you wouldn't believe that he was holding on to life by a single thread, sitting on a fence between life and death, where the slightest breeze could topple…

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My brushes with death (My patient has died Part 7)

Our lives are but flickers of a candle against a backdrop of the Sun, so we might as well make the most of it. 

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Even death cannot separate (My Patient Has Died Part 6)

Nobody prepared me for this. Nobody showed me how to deal with losing patients. No one told me that this was part of the deal- where I would watch someone die and be expected to…

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Beginning of the end (My patient has died Part 5)

What would you do if you knew when you were going to die?

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The Final Call: Fading Flowers (My patient has died Part 4)

As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

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Death (My patient has died Part 3)

My only hope is that I will not lose my humanity through it all.

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Barely breathing (My patient has died Part 2)

The frightening aspect of this event is that it’s never described by the one experiencing it but rather than the audience viewing, hearing and at times, smelling it.

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My patient has died

Many people have asked me how I deal with death in my learning at the hospital. I usually don't know how to respond. But I hope in telling these stories, you'll enter a medics…

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