Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Sherwin Nuland

  • Where is the dignity in death?

    Therese KwiatkowskiChicago, Illinois, USA   Death in the Sick Chamber, 1895Edvard Munch, Norwegian (1863–1944)Oil on canvas150 x 167.5 cm In my experience, the end of life is neither peaceful nor dignified. I wish I had been told that death is hard work for both the patient and the loved one. I did not expect that losing…