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.
Your opinion matters.
Thaddeus J. Bell, MD
I am Dr. Thaddeus John Bell, closing the gap in health disparities for African Americans and the underserved.