Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Shira Ellenbert

  • Daffodils

    Shira Ellenberg Chicago, Illinois, United States   We stand in a close circle around Michelle as she hands out yellow isolation gowns. We are putting on gloves, preparing ourselves, taking deep breaths. We are solemn, doe-eyed and beginning a collective inaudible tachypnic chorus. She tells us about the first time she performed post mortem care.…