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Creating space to pause, reflect and share experiences with dying and death

Who will hold my hand when I die

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Who will hold my hand when I die

When my patient was awake, she always wanted to hold hands: with family, with friends, with caregivers. One day she asked, “Who will hold my hand when I die?”  I reminded her of her faith tradition and said, “when you let go of a hand here,  it will be because you are reaching for one in heaven…”


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