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“Crisis” Care or Peace? Mom may be leaving us this week.

My mom stopped eating last week.  The staff kept trying to feed her, or at least when the hospice nurses weren’t looking.  It’s interesting how philosophy meets reality.  They all know it doesn’t make sense to feed a dying person. … Continue reading

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Hospice and more ethical-emotional dilemmas

Mom has been with hospice a few months now.  I’d only heard the most fantastic things about them, so felt positive about this transition.  Mom qualified not because she was dying, but because her doctor knew we’d both reached our … Continue reading

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