This is grief. This is life. GREG SMITH, MD SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 I had a brief, quiet, intense conversation with a friend today. She had just lost another friend, a close one, to a sudden and tragic accident. “How are you doing?” I asked. “OK,” she replied as she turned to go up the hallway.
FIVE MINUTES TO LIVE is a famous sermon given by Rabbi Kenneth Berger on Yom Kippur day in the fall of 1986. It was inspired by the crash of the Challenger space shuttle on January 28, 1986 and the subsequent revelation that the crew had likely survived the explosion and lived for another five minutes
by Chanel Brenner It falls from my binder, cherry crayon streaks ripen in sun, LOVE RILEY— a valentine from my son, three weeks before he died, cutout paper once a tree, before its felling and reduction to pulp. I pick up the heart, hold it like a seed I’ll save to
by Barbara Hills LeStrang I need to talk about my loss. I may often need to tell you what happened – or to ask you why it happened. Each time I discuss my loss, I am helping myself face the reality of the death of my loved one. I need to know that you care
Grief in the Emergency Department – personal lessons from loss By Dr Caroline Macari Two years ago something happened that, not to be overly dramatic, changed my life, including my everyday experience of my job as an emergency specialist. My older brother, Martin died of a rare and aggressive form of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma that spread