the liminal life blog


end of life care

Break the impossibility habit

At times, when all odds are stacked against you, clinging on to hope may be the only thing to keep you alive. But at other times, accepting fate and letting go may unexpectedly turn out to be lifesaving. Continue reading “Break the impossibility habit”

When love hurts, a letter helps

Having seen many cases where loving and well intending family members pursue treatments that are ineffective or actually add to patients’ misery, Continue reading “When love hurts, a letter helps”

Cultural differences in how people think about and experience end-of-life care

The silver tsunami is actually silver-brown

Families happier with less aggressive end-of-life cancer care

To go and let go

Drop the word ‘death’ and chances are high that conversation drops dead. Continue reading “To go and let go”

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