“Being the Bridge” a December article from the Washington Post
- September 22, 2014
- Support Groups
This is an interesting article published in the Washington Post and written by the co-founders of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care . The article paints an all too common picture of the dying process in a hospital setting and explores some of the possibilties that could turn this process into a more positive experience for everyone involved.
“Sarah is 60 years old and dying of cancer. Amid respirators and feeding tubes she refuses “all this noise and machines.” She says, “I am dying. My tears are not because I am sad I am dying. I am just so disheartened that no one wants to talk to me about this and just sit with me. I wish someone would sit with me, like you two, and just be with me at this crucial time.”