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On a serious note:
Tuesday is my father's 2nd yahrzeit
Sunday 4/21 was the 2y anniversary of his death.

In reflecting back, I have some thoughts for #medtwitter, #Jews and the general public...
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#death #dying #grief #PalliativeCare #medicine
1. Condolence notes just need to say, "I am thinking of you" or "I was sorry to hear your news" or "I am sorry for your loss."

Don't overthink it, and don't offer false platitudes. Send your note or make your call, and the person who is #mourning knows you care.
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2. Show up.
For #shiva, for #kaddish. The first week, there's a lot of people around in a #Jewish house of mourning. Then everyone goes home, and we are left alone.
Offer to go to lunch. Bring dinner. Take a walk.
Join us in shul. Kaddish that first time in services was hard.
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THE LANGUAGE OF GRIEF REVISITED
Mircroburst Essay #6?

One week ago, I said in a thread we lack the language to talk about #dying, #death, & #grief, and that we also lack the #emotions. I said we might need hybrid emotions such as grief-anger; grief-ambiguity; grief-humor.
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Here is the link to the thread if you want to get yourself up to speed but it’s really not necessary. I think you can jump in from here.

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Anyway, this idea resonated with a lot of people. “Yes,” the masses (okay, maybe the smattering) said, “We need a better language and set of emotions to deal with the welter of the human experience. We lack the words and emotions to discuss and feel these things”
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