I'm a night nurse on a surgical floor of a large county hospital. I left work this morning with tears and sad thoughts after learning that a favorite patient, recently diagnosed with cancer, lay in her room close to death, refusing all but palliative care and having accepted her coming death, with her family at her bedside. I caught the tail end of your segment featuring Ms. Halifax and was in time to hear her relate the story of being with a particular woman at the time of her death, singing "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" and breathing with her to her dying breath. It was lovely and sad and was just what I needed to hear.
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