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A brief Introduction to Oncology: Part I

Since graduating in September last year I’ve been working in Oncology, it’s been a steep learning curve and there’s still so much more to learn but I thought I’d share a few bits and pieces that might be useful background reading for anyone with an oncology placement coming up! 3,004 more words

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Hospice Care Program in Louisville

We create awareness against death with Dignity in Louisville. Our hospice care ensures that the patients are comfortable in the last days of their life.  23 more words

Death With Dignity

Inspiring Visit

Yesterday afternoon we attended a fund-raising event for Rainbows Children’s Hospice, based in the East Midlands. It was organised by Karen, of ‘Bramble Garden’ blogging fame! 436 more words

Thoughts About My Participation in Panel on "Medicine After the Holocaust", Museum of Jewish Heritage, Nov. 9/2017

On Thursday November 9th, the 79th Yahrzeit of Kristalnacht, I had the honor of participating in a panel discussion addressing lessons that can be drawn from the Holocaust which might be relevant to healthcare today. 399 more words


After I started posting some thoughts arising from the current euthanasia debates, four women whom I hold in esteem wrote in strong response. Two wrote openly on the blog, two privately. 1,671 more words


Scary Conversations

Death and dying. Not the topic most people would choose to spend their Saturday discussing but that is precisely how I spent yesterday. I had the opportunity to attend a conference on palliative care at Sacred Heart University. 1,230 more words

Soul Stuff: Entrusting Yourself

I shared this quote as part of a presentation I led last week with physician-fellows in palliative care. They are finishing up a year with their fellowship; they’ve come to palliative care from a variety of disciplines. 627 more words