Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

End of Life

Lealani Acosta
Unfettered grief

Julia Angkeow
The unsung heroes

Agnieszka A. Ardelt
PDF Document Raison d’être

Katherine Arnup
And a time to die

Arpan K. Banerjee
Book review: Why We Die: The New Science of Ageing and the Quest for Immortality new

Kathleen Blanchfield
The spiritual dimension of facilitating advance directives planning: the congregational setting as a vital resource

Peter H. Berczeller
The morning ritual

Rae Brown
The god that I know

Raeford E. Brown
The good death

Christopher H. Cameron

Linda Clarke
How we love

Henri Colt
Sarah’s lesson

Morven Cook
Defining Death in Whose Life is it Anyway?

Alexandra DeFelice
Please don’t die in the hospital

Vincent P. deLuise
The end of sight at the end of life

Ruth Deming
Since I could not stop death, he kindly stopped for me

Lynn Dion
Mr. Hemphill

Loretta S. Downs
A Christmas party
Turning points

Sherrie Dulworth
The book that galvanized a health care transformation

Liam Farrell
Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be

Howard Fischer
Fear of being buried alive

Rachel Fleishman
La Pieta

Kristin Adams Forner

Amera Hassan
A time to live and a time to die

Fung Kam Yan
A series of messages

Maria Magdalena Geanovu
Cold autumn nights

Florence Gelo and Rosemary Harris
God’s menu

Dean Gianakos
Dr. Gianakos, I think he’s awake now
Last words

Shimon M. Glick
A dying patient’s perspective on truth-telling

Adam O. Goldstein
Bill’s legacy

Frank Gonzalez-Crussi
Is there a good death?

Leah Grant
Goals of care

X.M. Griffiths
Unfinished business: end of life care and regrets in the films of Akira Kurosawa

Chang-Wuk Kang
The fallen leaf

Akshay Khatri
The talk

Geoff Kronik
My father’s glasses

Genevieve Kupsky
Ushers of life

Therese Kwiatkowski
Where is the dignity in death?

Wolfgang Lederer
Allowing my death—a delusory end-of-life decision

Victoria Lim
Why not let her go gently into that good night?

Pedro T. Lima
Life lessons from death

Terry McIntyre
One chaplain’s journey: teaching, hospice, and humanities

Amber Mills, Anthea Gellie, and Michele Levinson
A changing view of death

Lenore M. Montanaro
Going boldly into the night: a reflection on “death with dignity”

Leon Morgenstern
Ice cream or Mozart?

Kera Morris
They would rather go alone

Elizabeth Neglia
Miriam’s stoicism

Joshua Niforatos and Gregory Rutecki
Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, and their doctor are dead

Meaghan O’Connor
The sophia and phronesis of modern medicine

Gregory O’Gara
The dying room

Naomi Rachel Oldham
Where am I when my digital footprint persists indefinitely?

Tolani F. Olonisakin
Death and dying

Mary Osborne
My tragedy in retrospect

Mary Liz Overcash
The lady in red

Mary Pan
Do (Not) Attempt

Anthony Papagiannis
Blind date
Three Visits
Death as it should be
A CV for posterity
A wrong time to die
Saying goodbye

Rose Parisi
Medicalization of death and dying: Room for growth in end-of-life care

JMS Pearce
The self-destructive urge new

Natalie Perlov

Constance E. Putnam
Anticipatory grieving

Columba Quigley
Lessons from the black hole

Tuhina Raman
A good man

James B. Rickert
Rethinking the knowledge of terminal illness: Is it a quality of life issue?

Marianne Rogoff
Dance with death

Anne L. Rooney
Until I get my strength back

Miriam Rosen
Tracing wisps of hair

Paul C. Rosenblatt
The proximity of death

Paul Rousseau

Gregory Rutecki
Is Daddy a good doctor?

Shelley Sanders

Maggie Schwarz
Father’s Day on the 12th floor

John Henning Schumann
A good death

Tom Sewe
The Lazarus phenomenon: when the dead return to life

Gaetan Sgro

P. Ravi Shankar
Sparing the living

Michael Shen
An act of cowardice

Inge Marry Shikangala
The last talk

Lauren B. Smith
The myth of the white coat

Nina Sokol
No one is speaking new

James Stemmle
Piano lessons

Pallavi Tatapudy
The good shepherd

Carole A. Travis-Henikoff
Death, a part of life

Caroline Wellbery
Living well before we die

As my mother lay dying (Peter Meyers)
Dream on (Paul Rousseau)
Gulliver at Luggnagg – learning about the immortal struldbrugs (abridged)
Plato’s and Bacon’s views on the role of medical care for chronic diseases WIN ’24