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Tender Loving Care [EOL in Art 70]

Elizabeth Layton – TENDER LOVING CARE

“Not everyone is caught up in technology. Legal, financial, ethical puzzles engulf us. We have the answers – the procedures, the tubes, the machines, the know-how. When do we stop to open the envelopes and address the questions? What can we handle? How much technology can we live with? Is another Challenger exploding in our faces? Can we change so drastically in these few decades? For ages, man has struggled to accept death. In the traditional way of dying, we spoon-fed a little ice, not enough to sustain life but sufficient to comfort the body and nourish the soul. Sheets, clean and straightened, shelter a cherished privacy.”

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