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The importance of parsing the process of dying

Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 9:13 AM | By Lisa Feldstein

TV and movies make us think that death happens in a precise moment. A person takes their last breath and collapses, and just like that, they are gone. It should come as no surprise that the entertainment industry does not always portray medical issues accurately. (I was recently fascinated to learn that not all stabbing and shooting victims bleed much externally).

The reality is, dying is often more of a process than a single moment. The human body shuts down over a period of time, and...