It isn’t what I regret learning; it is what I regret not learning.
1. That death is cruel, fickle, and unjust;
2. That families often have no idea of medical limitations;
3. That physicians are often afraid to address points # 1 and # 2, or don’t have the skill set to do so;
4. That every death consumes a bit of one’s heart and soul. Doing this for some time, it is clear that end of life care – death and dying – doesn’t get easier, it gets harder and harder.