The Art of Belonging To belong, or not to belong – that is the question. As is the question of whether human beings really need to feel a sense of belonging in order to: function, survive, experience happiness and ultimately, loved. But what does it mean to belong? Is human belonging the fact that your […]To Belong, Or Not to Belong: Exploring Human Belonging
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All I want is a good death. Is that too much to ask?
“We die in hospitals in the most unpleasant way, hooked up to tubes and machinery that unnecessarily delays the inevitable. Our lives may be prolonged slightly but the declining quality of life is hardly worth the price of suffering.”
Like most Canadians, I’d like to die in my home surrounded by friends and family.
Or second best, a home-like setting like the lovely Kamloops Hospice House. That peaceful setting is where my wife spent her last days as she was dying of cancer.
But contrary to Canadian’s wishes, only 15 per cent die at home.
More often we die in hospitals; more than comparable countries. Most Canadians, 61 percent, die in hospital. Far more than the Netherlands at 30 per cent. And although we like to boast about our health care system, only 20 per cent of Americans die in hospitals according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute (Globe and Mail, Oct. 26, 2021).
We die in hospitals in the most unpleasant way, hooked up to tubes and machinery that unnecessarily delays the inevitable. Our lives may be prolonged slightly but…
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