‘The parts of dying nobody talks about’

A former colleague, Matthew Teague, writes in the May issue of Esquire magazine about his 34-year-old wife’s struggle with cancer and “the parts of dying that nobody talks about.”

Read his eloquent essay here: http://tinyurl.com/kpkke38

Life in the USA, a fascinating website about American culture, says other cultures around the world regard death as a natural part of life, while the American way is denial. Simply put, Americans don’t like to talk about it.

Matthew’s essay is graphic and compelling — and it will help advance the conversation about end-of-life care.

Please read it and recommend it to your family and friends, and if it moves you, please share your thoughts in a comment.

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