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New Book: What Do We Tell the Children?

August 22, 2013 by

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My first book, What Do We Tell the Children? Talking to Kids About Death and Dying is now available everywhere through Abingdon Press. Click HERE to purchase on Amazon. The book is filled with stories about children who are grieving, healing, tools for how to support kids, and our need for a cultural change around […]

NewPages calls the collection “important” and “beautifully written”

April 8, 2013 by

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Reviewer Cheryl Wright-Watkins has kind things to say about At the End of Life: As expected given the subject matter, this collection contains an ample amount of sadness. But these writers deftly use details, metaphor, and lyricism to create art instead of sentimentality. To read the full review, visit NewPages.

The Corpse Leads, We Follow: Medical Intervention at the End of Life

January 10, 2013 by

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Those of us who labor in the techno-confused trenches of American medicine need little reminder of how the profit driven machine seems to ramp up the closer a person is to death. We’ve counted the twenty drips hung around the patient in ICU Bed 2, glittering and glowing like the control panel of a jet […]

Praise for At the End of Life

November 30, 2012 by

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Dr. Neil Vickers of King’s College has some kinds words for At the End of Life in his review [extract only] at Medical Humanities: All of the essays in the collection are beautifully written. They deserve to be read for that and for their authors’ honesty and the self-knowledge. Vickers is particularly struck by Beecher Grogan’s essay on […]

“Fears, joys and struggles.” An Interview with Anne Jacobson

May 16, 2012 by

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Anne Jacobson is a family physician with a master’s in Public Health. Her work has appeared in JAMA. She lives with her husband and two children in Chicago. Her essay “To Morning” describes a difficult night late in her residency—three codes, three deaths: one young woman with a sudden illness, an older man with no […]

“Most nurses carry invisible wounds.” An interview with Patricia McCarthy

May 14, 2012 by

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Patricia McCarthy is a registered nurse who resides with her husband and children in Chicago, Illinois.  In “Do You Remember?”—her first publication— McCarthy addresses the dying patients she consoled, entertained, and helplessly watched over, as well as those who suffered in spite of the overworked hospital staff’s best efforts. “I often cannot remember faces and […]

“In a strange way, Dad’s lingering illness was a gift to us both.” An interview with Sandell Morse.

May 9, 2012 by

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Sandell Morse, a fellow at the Vermont Studio Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, currently facilitates workshops for the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance and for the New Hampshire Writers’ Project. Her work has appeared in many literary magazines and anthologies and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. In her essay […]