Sunday, August 27, 2017

A response to Hospice Work

I recently re-read Prince of Tides. Conroy says these things about his grandmother in a nursing home. " Eventually she will die the way all old people in America die... from humiliation, incontinence, boredom, and neglect. ... because I am an American, I let her go by degrees and abandoned by her family. ... I barely have the courage to visit her. I am the architect of my grandmother's final days on earth, and became of a singular absence of nerve and grace, I have helped to make them squalid, unbearable, and despairing. "
I want to get more actively involved with Death with Dignity/ Compassion & Choices to fight for the right to make our own decisions.

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