Tag Archives: End of Life

The dying room

Gregory O’Gara New Jersey, US (Fall 2017)   Gregory O’Gara Turbulent Souls, 2017 Oil on canvas Private collection The first Sunday in December was a typical winter day; cold but clear, leafless trees, overcast sky. It was the kind of morning I dreaded as a child, having to get out of bed and go to […]

The Chair

Linda A. Mason Barber, ARNP, MS Mercer University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States (Summer 2012) Poet’s statement: Too often healthcare providers become immersed in the day-to-day activities and duties of their jobs, while seeming to be inattentive to the feelings and emotions of patients and their families. This poem was written to give voice to the […]