Why doctors don’t attend their patients’ funerals

“I am not the first to point out that physicians have distinctive ways of contending with mortality. In an article posted on the website Zocalo Public Square in 2011, Dr. Ken Murray—a California family physician—shared some observations and anecdotes about the modes of death chosen by medical doctors whom he knew. The article garnered a surprising amount of attention, evidenced by its citation in mainstream media outlets including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and National Public Radio. It went viral on social media. Why all the commotion?” More.

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About The Rev. Thomas C. Jackson

Ordained to the priesthood in December, 2010.
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