Intended for healthcare professionals


What Atul Gawande teaches us about dying

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 23 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7779

Facing Death

Facing death is life's final and most frightening challenge. What will happen to us? Will we disappear, or will we enter a new dimension and be reunited with dead loved ones? And what will happen to loved ones we leave behind? Will they be able to cope with losing us? Will they miss us, or will they just forget us? Alas, we're mortal and can't answer these questions. So we pray and place faith in our Creator who names, maintains, and reclaims us. Amen.

Competing interests: No competing interests

04 January 2015
Hugh Mann
New York, USA