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May 19, 2015
We were invited to this talk on palliative care. It's not that we need it. At least not yet, I think.

The young doctor spoke in a matter-of-fact way: there are the stages of decline; do not offer answers for questions like "Why me?"(you don't know); let the patient do what he still can; what he can't, assist; the end will come quite swiftly once the patient begin losing his functions; keep him comfortable; wash him, clean him. Keep him comfortable.

Guard his dignity.

Dignity! Sometimes, that is what goes first.