Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: James Ballard

  • December fall

    James Ballard Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States   Poet’s statement: Those of us who care for patients at the end of life realize the importance of closure (i.e., the settling of unfinished business, misunderstandings, and disputes between patients and their families and friends before death). This poem begins and ends with images of an early December…