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The final call: how to talk about death

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 16 May 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l2192

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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.

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16 May 2019
Hugh Mann
New York, NY, USA