Coping with the mystery of death

Smith, Scott D.
October 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/13/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 8, p504
Academic Journal
An essay is presented on the author's experience related to death of some of his patients. The author states the encountering death is the most difficult thing faced by a physician and discusses his first experience related to the death of a patient. The author reflects on the mystery revolving the concept of death and states that the grief following death is mainly due to the loss of life and not the act of dying.


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