’Letting Go’ is the title of a remarkable essay published in the Aug. 2nd (2010) edition of the New Yorker. The author, Atul Gawande (Brigham and Women hospital and Harvard University) , writes that “…Our medical system is excellent at trying to stave off death…but ultimately death comes, and no one is good at knowing when to stop…”
Do not we all need to think carefully about our wishes about the ‘last days’?
Should Hospice be an option for every onset of an incurable diagnosis?
Is Kubler-Ross’ stages of dying still in existential awareness?
Death is on the horizon; do we see the implications?