The D (Death) Word
Several weeks ago, a friend asked me to talk with a friend of hers about dying. I have received some strange requests, but none comparable to this request. The person was not my patient and even though I am skilled at dealing with this type situation, it is not a conversation that I enjoy.
My initial reaction was to decline the request, but after listening to the circumstances, I changed my mind. During the discussion, it became apparent that the person was not a spiritual person and had no meaningful relationship with God, had left some relationships that needed repair, had no will, and no bucket list.
All of these issues were resolved.
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Thaddeus J. Bell, MD
I am Dr. Thaddeus John Bell, closing the gap in health disparities for African Americans and the underserved.
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