January 16, 2022

JAN 16, death and the afterlife: end-of-life care


Last night, end-of-life patient Green

Departed Room Five's earthly scene.

As the coroner said,

"She died, cared for in bed

By her loved ones, surrounded, serene."

Down the hall, long-term patient Liz Cohn

Drew in breath, then gave out her last moan.

As the coroner thought,

"She expired in her cot,

Friends and family outlived, all alone."

Dr G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio, 2022

Authors' Note: In some jurisdictions, all deaths in a long-term nursing facility must be reported to the office of the coroner.

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