How Doctors Tell Patients They're Dying - Being Mortal - FRONTLINE


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"Memento Mori" you too will die.

Don't forget that fact. As sure as you are sitting there someday your life as you know it will end. You will be absent from the body Face-to Face with the Lord.

For many of us we will be hospitalized or have a terminal disease. Someone must tell you what is happening and it is usually a doctor.

Death is never ok, death is an intrusion. Although we have all said death is a part of life that is not accurate. Death is the result of a broken and sinful world. As a result we experience starvation, sickness, aging, and death, but none of these things existed in the beginning.

Immediately after the Fall Christ became our mediator between us and God the Father and ultimately through His wisdom, grace and mercy, God provided a way to conquer death through the incarnation of his Son. Jesus died and rose again in victory giving us the free gift of salvation, through faith in Christ.


Romans 5:16 And the free gift is not like the result of that one man’s sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brought justification.


Having been in HealthCare for the past 10 years, I retired in June of 2020, I have seen much death and the presence of good hospice, no hospice and every other variation including Palliative Care.

But the personal side of telling another person about their demise or death is never a pleasant task but it is an important one. Many people, many Christians have not come to grips with their own mortality.

Watch as these Doctors discuss end of life with their patients.