New York Times
January 24, 2011
In Navajo culture, talking about death is thought to bring it about, so it is not discussed. Now health workers are trying to find a comfortable way to begin the conversation…..
The vehicle was a poem: “When that time comes, when my last breath leaves me, I choose to die in peace to meet Shi’ dy’ in” — the creator. Written in both Navajo and English, it serves to open a discussion about living wills and advance directives.
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