Story #4: Family failing to connect with each other  Posted 12 Feb 2022
This is one story in a series of 15 on End of Life.
A young man told me of his father’s last days:
‘My mother didn’t want my father to be told he was dying. She was afraid he couldn’t handle it. She had committed herself to caring for him at home as long as she could physically manage it. When the family came to visit – my sister, myself, my brother and his wife – we felt extremely awkward, looking at his emaciated body and talking normally about the sports and weather as though nothing had changed.
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 Extracts from Facing Death and Finding Hope:
A Guide to the Emotional and Spiritual Care of the Dying By Christine Longaker, Broadway Books, New York 2001, 262 pp