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A silent epidemic

The NY Times reports on the disturbing statistics of New York’s state homes. Hopefully the article will bring some deserved attention to the matter. In New York, it is unusually common for developmentally disabled people in state care to die … Continue reading

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The “D” word

Danielle Ofri reflects on doctors’ discomfort with death. When I started my clinical clerkships, I began to hear the verb “expire” more frequently, and gradually it ceased to sound strange. As an intern, I witnessed my first deaths and was … Continue reading

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