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You don’t know me

This moving essay from primary care doctor Kate Rowland exposes the disconnection between many dying individuals and their real, non-critically ill identities. This disconnection, since it occurs at the end of life and will remain our most recent memory of them, can a produce a recency bias of how we view and perhaps how we remember them. Dr. Rowland approaches this problem by reminding herself of this common circumstance, and by asking “What should I know about you that I don’t?” A good question for all of us. The essay is short and worthwhile; take a look

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