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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 other night at the hospital, I witnessed some shocking behavior & sub par care by a night shift #hospice #nurse-Hospice nurses ensure a dying patient receives dignified #EOL while being kept as comfortable as possible. For 12 hours -2/28-3/1, Melissa didn't get either. THREAD
I was sitting with Melissa, trying to calm her, she was agitated. RN Deb came in. She looked at me & asked who I was. Due to her tone, I told her I was family. She wanted to know who was staying over. We were curtly told only 2 were allowed, not 4. SHE was mistaken. #Hospice
Michele, patients mother very upset. RN Deb yelled at Melissa's Nieces. Told the little girls they were very bad & didn't belong up here. The girls weren't misbehaving. They weren't doing anything wrong, nor unattended in the common area of the #PalliativeCare #Hospice wing
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1. What’s #Hospice? It’s a recent term coined by #MotherTeresa to serve dying & destitute without any proper medical investigation. Simply put, feed them without any medical aid till they die, even if they recover & serve the society. #StJosephHospice
2. #Hospice keeps patients against their will (read #kidnapping). They served us in their youth, worked in the farms to create crops, vegetables etc.. which we might have consumed. In-turn, our shameless society has no regard & leave them to die as destitute? #StJosephHospice
3. Having a #Hospice is understandable in a financially or medically challenged society. TN is lacking neither of that. Why do we need it? Above all, why a foreign church needs to fund & organize these kinds of activities? @PMOIndia and @CMOTamilNadu needs to answer
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